JUBA – A senior British official has arrived in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, to access impact of British support to health and educational systems in the country.
Helen Grant, British lawmaker and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Special Envoy for Girl’s Education who was in South Sudan about ten years ago said in an Op-Ed published by Sudans Post today that girl’s education is a top priority of her government.
“Visiting South Sudan in my role as the UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education is a real honour. This is my second time in the country having visited with the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee in 2012,” she wrote.
“Girls’ education is a top priority for the UK government, and I am campaigning for every girl in the world to receive 12 years of safe, quality education,” the British official added.
In a tweet, Grant announced her arrival in Juba and said she is in the country to access impact of the UK support to health and education systems in the world’s youngest country and will be meeting women and girls.
“[I am] delighted to be back in South Sudan, 10 years after my first visit. I’m here to see the impact of UK support to health and education systems,” she said.
“Looking forward to speaking to, and meeting, lots of women and girls,” she added.