NEW DATE! Join us on 17th August to explore education & peace-building

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Change of date due to rail strikes, and lunch now included for in-person attendees. We hope to see you there!


CEO update: Covid-19 (22 April)

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CEO, Mark Simmons, provides another regular update on the current situation in South Sudan in relation to Covid-19


CEO update: Covid-19 (15 April)

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Mark Simmons, CEO of Friends of Ibba Girls' School, provides supporters with the latest update on Covid-19


Celebrating International Women's Day with Nagomoro Bridget


To celebrate International Women's Day, 2020, we spoke with Nagomoro Bridget, the Founding Chair of Ibba Girls' School to find out more about her.


World Day of Social Justice - Can South Sudan let the Gini out of the bottle?

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To mark World Day of Social Justice, 2020, CEO of Friends of Ibba Girls' School, Mark Simmons, reflects on the political developments in the country


Prospects, Principles and Potential

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FIGS Chair of Trustees, John, with FIGS Trustee, Jean, and IGBS Founding Chair, Bridget, discusses a recent visit to South Sudan.


International Day of the Girl Child

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Today is International Day of the Girl Child, and FIGS CEO Mark Simmons comments on how far we have come and how far we still have to go in achieving both equality and quality in education in South Sudan.


New £50 Note Links Alan Turing with Ibba

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In partnership with The Turing Trust, we're requesting donations of £50 that will support the teaching and learning of information technology in sub-Saharan Africa.


Celebrating the launch of the Secondary Stream at IGBS


Meet Jennifer, Viola, Suzan and Sheeba, four of the girl students in Senior 1, in this piece celebrating the fantastic start to secondary education at Ibba Girls' Boarding School.


Four Ongoing Challenges in South Sudan


Even as South Sudan fades from the headlines in the UK, deep-rooted challenges persist and the need for long-term investment in education and development is as critical as ever.


#BalanceforBetter - A Foundation for Peace


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.


Teach, Teach, Teach the Acts of Peace


A thought-provoking poem from Edward Bond, reproduced here on the anniversary of the final, most devastating, air raids over London and Berlin in WWII.


Girls' Education and Social Justice


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”.


Education: a passport for the children of South Sudan

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Peace is on the horizon in South Sudan, and quality education is the key to building a stable future. by Ador Riak Nyiel, South Sudan National Education Coalition


FIGS CEO Mark Simmons blogs on South Sudan Independence Day


Read FIGS CEO Mark Simmons' blog post reflecting on the South Sudanese journey to and since independence here.


Ibba Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018


The 11th of February marked the third International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, let’s look back at some of the science lessons taught at Ibba Girls School in the last 4 years:


Girl power! Educating girls can fix the world’s problems


In this article, Boris Johnson discusses how the best thing we can do to fix the world's problems, is make sure that every girl gets 12 years' education.


The Future Starts Today

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September 2017 Newsletter


UK commits to help 175,000 more girls go to school and learn


Leading the fight for every girl’s right to learn.

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