At least 800 registered schoolgirls in Kapoeta North and South counties will receive cash transfers under the GESS project this week.
According to him, Primary Five and Primary Seven pupils will each receive 11,000 SSP; while Primary Eight candidates and Senior Four students will each get 14,400 SSP.
Monoja Luk, the education officer at the Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA) in Kapoeta, says the money is only meant to help the learners to buy their scholastic materials like pens and books.
“It (cash) will also help them to purchase some sanitary pads for those girls who are grown. They can also use it to buy soap for bathing and washing laundry,” Luk stated.
He adds that any learner who has not registered for examinations due to lack of money “can now use some of the money for registration”.
For his part, the education director for Kapoeta South County described the development as a privilege as it will help girls focus on learning.
Charles Lotorit called upon registered schoolgirl to report to their respective school tomorrow to receive the money.
The cash transfers are direct payments made to girls enrolled in classes Primary 5 to Senior 4 who are regularly attending classes.
The 2022 cash transfers will support over 448,000 girls across South Sudan to access and remain in school, according to a GESS statement.