These are the faces of South Sudan.
They're a resilient people.
Hope sparkles in their eyes
Though they have faced famine, war, and suffering like no other.
They have smiles that shine like the sun.
Bright and beautiful,
They do not give up.
They wait expectantly for peace
and with determination, they work toward peace.
They're a persevering people.
These are the people of South Sudan.
There are 28 states in South Sudan.
South Sudan gained independence on July 9, 2011- (The 54th independent country in Africa)
The area of South Sudan is 644,329 sq km, slightly smaller than TX.
The population of South Sudan as of September 14, 2017 is 13,115,615.
Estimated 255 births per day
Basic education is free and compulsory in South Sudan (General Education Act 2012).
Average distance women and children walk for water is six kilometers
Official language is English. It is the language of instruction in school.
Literacy rates: 40% girls and 60% boys (World Bank, 2012)
70% primary schools are government-owned.