Education Action in Crisis (EAC) Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Education Action in Crisis (EAC) Strategic Plan for 2023 -2026 reflects EAC’s strong commitment to providing a free, quality, inclusive, and sustainable education to all in South Sudan.

We aim to attain the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), South Sudan’s Ministry of General Education & Instruction (MOGEI), and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology goals.

Our Focus –Illiteracy is the root of poverty. Poor youths, poor government. Vulnerable children, weak society. EAC strives to tackle illiteracy and ignorance problems in South Sudan.

Our Strategy – For development in South Sudan's education sector, we aim to be productive and perform to the best of our abilities.

Our long-term goal is to provide free, quality, and inclusive education through strong production and performance.

3–Year Program Plan

In 5 Years, EAC will strengthen the capacity of more than 1,000 teachers (200 per year) and support over 20,000 learners in South Sudan. In our first 3 years, we’ll:

1. Increase access to education services through advocacy and raising awareness by reaching vulnerable and remote communities. Mobilization and civic education are the keys here.

2. Provide free and non-discriminative education by materially and psychologically supporting girlchild (encouraging and supporting the existing girls while reaching out to rescue and return to schools’ girls that have escaped early and forced marriages and single mothers).

3. Provide quality education to all by empowering the teacher through continuous capacity and professional development.

3–Year Resource Plan

In 5 Years, EAC will strive to achieve transformative resource growth in support of its programs and activities. In our first 3 years, we’ll:

1. Effectively and soundly distribute the available resources.

2. Reach new audiences.

3. Achieve resource growth.

4. Maintain strong donor loyalty and engagement.

3–Year Administrative Plan

Having exceptional leadership provides vital support to the implementation of work. In our first 3 years, we’ll:

1. Aim to provide operational and financial excellence by attracting, retaining, and leveraging high talents.

2. Launch new innovative ways within our organization to achieve more and maximize the outputs.


Free Access to Education

Increase Provide more learning institutions such as schools, libraries, computer labs, and teachers' training centers with all education materials relevant to that center.

Improve Support and advocate for girl child education in South Sudan by tracking, initiating, and implementing rescue plans for girls married at an early age and those forced into marriages against their will while simultaneously providing materials that encourage the girls in schools to complete their studies.

Decrease Reduce the cost of learning materials by resourcing the relevant learning materials and distributing them to the identified vulnerable school students.

Inclusive Education

Increase Provide learning opportunities for all, including the vulnerable such as victim-survivors of early and forced marriages.

Improve - Provide a conducive learning environment by empowering and placing the teacher at the center of education through teacher consultations and meeting the teacher's needs.

Decrease-The ignorance by providing civic education to the community on various issues such as peace education, electoral education, and women's and girls' rights education, and generally encourage parents to send their children to schools.

Sustainable Education

Increase By providing innovative education through technology.

Improve The capacity of teachers, learners, and learning institutions.

Decrease Reduce the use of chalk; go for chalk-less education.

Action in Crisis

The past years have seen most sectors putting too much energy, faith, time, and valuable resources into primary needs such as health, shelter, food & livelihoods while other markets like education need to be addressed. The internationally agreed standard for education budget is 20%, but South Sudan spends only 5.6% on its education, according to a 2020 UNICEF report.

At EAC, we believe that People die from diseases because many lack the knowledge of prevention, people die of conflict because they do not know the law, and women's and girls’ rights are violated out of ignorance of the law and entrenched harmful culture that prevents female empowerment.

Our girlchild believes she is born to rid her family of poverty through marriage. This makes her willing to accept forced or early marriage. This mentality and belief are harmful and need immediate intervention through education.

We need better governance, and this can be achieve with more knowledge. Who can tell us our rights and our roles? Citizens need to learn their responsibilities to the state, and many need to be aware of what the state can provide them. The lack of knowledge makes them passive, docile, and easily manipulated by greedy politicians willing to use them to achieve their selfish aims. At EAC, civic education is the key.

Our youths believe that they can raid, take guns, and fight if the government can't employ them. With education, the youth will be empowered to be creative and innovative in their approach to economic challenges.

In the next three (3) years, Education Action in Crisis will explore illiteracy as a critical factor. EAC will support girls and other vulnerable students in school. Above all, however, EAC will provide teachers capacity and continuous professional development through the three pillars of training, coaching, and mentoring.