09.07.19

South Sudan's 8th Birthday

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Mark Simmons marks the anniversary of South Sudan's independence, looking back on the journey so far and looking forward with hope for the future.


04.07.19

Reflections on the European Development Days

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Mark Simmons recently attended the European Development Days in Brussels - here are some of his reflections.


20.05.19

Postponement, Protest and Politics

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Mark Simmons discusses the current political situations in South Sudan and Sudan.


13.05.19

Ibba Girls’ Boarding School Term One Report

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Report for the end of the first term of Ibba Girls' Boarding School's sixth year.


08.03.19

#BalanceforBetter - A Foundation for Peace

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Happy International Women's Day! As we strive towards #BalanceforBetter by empowering the girl students in Ibba, South Sudan, here are some reflections from FIGS CEO, Mark Simmons, on the origins of Women's Day and the importance of education in achieving gender equality.


01.03.19

White Saviours?

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FIGS CEO Mark Simmons discusses the recent 'White Saviour' debate and the importance of deliberate collaboration in transformational development work.


20.02.19

Girls' Education and Social Justice

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Commemorating International Women’s Day in 2017, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stated that “we will do justice to the world by promoting girls’ education as the single most powerful transformational force to improve lives and societies”.


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