Youth and Schools

Since the pandemic began, 16-year-old Kampamba has seen an increase in students that struggle with teenage pregnancies, sexual abuse and defilement cases, and being made to work in cattle herding, in his community. Many students also lack the resources and technology needed to access the government’s online lessons.

In South Sudan, child marriage affects 51.5% percent of girls in the country, is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and along with early pregnancy, both issues are causing an increase in school dropout rates. For 17-year-old Aluel who dreams of being a lawyer, life only became more problematic as a result of the coronavirus.

22-year-old World Vision UK Youth Advocate Asini is passionate about using her privilege and power to make a difference in the lives of those who were not so fortunate. Speaking at various platforms both in her personal spheres and in public spheres, Asini brings light to the issues of child marriage and girl rights to those around her, inspiring them to take steps to make a change.