Welcome to Women's Education Partnership
At a meeting of the trustees, friends and supporters in London on 27th June 2019, we formally thanked our staff who are working in Khartoum. In challenging times, they have continued to support those women who benefit from the generosity of donors
Following encouraging reports from our Country Coordinator, we are pleased to announce that we are increasing the number of university scholarships which we are able to award in Sudan. We will continue to keep in contact with our graduates and report on their careers after they have completed their courses, supporting them where we can as they progress into employment. Over time, Women’s Education Partnership has supported over 350 women through to university graduation in Sudan. This work will continue and expand.
In addition, we will increase our commitment to adult literacy for women. Where there is demand and where we have appropriate teachers, we will increase the number of circles and we pledge to develop ways of monitoring the effectiveness and impact of these circles.
We have had a long-term commitment to eye care work for the most vulnerable, and we will continue to support and increase this work where we can.
We have received positive reports from our link contact at Kimu Health Clinic in Juba. In response, we have increased the financial support we give to adult literacy classes which are being developed there, focusing on the needs of the women.
We formally thanked The Canon Dr Malcolm Grundy as he stepped down after over 15 years of involvement with Together for Sudan which 5 years ago became "Women’s Education Partnership". Malcolm has given generously of his time over the years, drawing on his wide experience of Sudan and we have benefitted greatly from his tireless commitment to the work of Women’s Education Partnership. Thank you so very much Malcolm for work done many years over to support WEP.
His place on the Trustees will be taken by Bryony Pike, and we are delighted to welcome her to WEP. She has travelled in Sudan and is currently working in London with the United Nations Association as a Finance & Events Coordinator. In this capacity, she has organised large-scale events promoting the organisation and its campaigns, in addition to supporting the executive with governance and financial processes. Before this, she completed a Masters in International Development, focusing on gender issues. It is a pleasure to welcome Bryony and we will benefit from her experience of development issues gained through post graduate study and practical involvement with the charity.
We thank all our donors who have continued to support Women’s Education Partnership in times which are challenging for all who are closely connected to Sudan and South Sudan. Your generosity continues to provide educational opportunities for women and this is much appreciated.
Peter Hullah. Voluntary Director on behalf of the Trustees June 2019
Celebrating Our Work
Three video shorts
Education for women is very much the family business and has been for many many decades so I salute the efforts or Women’s Education Partnership and wish your ventures every success.Zeinab Badawi, International Journalist and Advocate of Women's Education
I want to congratulate Women's Education Partnership on your long term commitment to changing the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged women in Sudan though education.Michael Aron The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Sudan and Patron of Women’s Education Partnership
Education for any woman is the path to equal and qualitative participation in decision making on all levels. It must be a priority in Sudan to empower disadvantaged women and assist them so that they can contribute to their own wellbeing and develop a prosperous society for both women and men.Ambassador Mette Sunnergren, Ambassador of Sweden to Sudan and Patron of Women’s Education Partnership