More textbooks make a difference in Sudan

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Students in class six at Umdebekrat Basic School for Boys, recipients of a GPE school grant and textbooks. Nyala South Locality, South Darfur, Sudan. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

In classrooms of 80 or more students at Umdebekrat Basic School for Boys in Sudan, new GPE-funded textbooks are making a big difference. Now students can participate in lessons without the teacher writing everything on the blackboard.

Previously, up to four students shared one textbook and students couldn’t do their homework. Now each student has a textbook and can complete homework assignments.

GPE is supporting Sudan with a grant of US$76.5 million focused on improving the learning environment, providing more textbooks, and strengthening the education system’s planning and management mechanisms. So far, 4.5 million textbooks for grades 4, 5 and 6 in math, science and English have been distributed.




Sub-Saharan Africa: Sudan


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