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South Sudan, EU collaborate on knowledge exchange

By Charles K Mark


South Sudan’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in collaboration with European Union (EU) has introduced knowledge exchange and sharing, promotion program.

The program, called Erasmus+, is part of the EU’s efforts to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe.

During an Erasmus+ Information Session held at the University of Juba, Minister Gabriel Changson Chang said the exchange programs offers opportunities for South Sudanese to study and work in European universities.

He said this will enhance the capacity of South Sudan’s education and health.

“If you help us build the capacity, give youngsters the opportunity to learn in Europe, then you create the leaders of the future who will know your countries and cultures, and who you can work with in the future,” Changson said.

This would foster stronger collaborations between South Sudan and Europe in the years to come.

Meanwhile, EU Deputy Chief of Mission, Lothar Jaschke, encouraged the beneficiaries of the program to make effective use of the opportunities it presents.

“Sharing knowledge, creating bonds, increasing the capacity of your educational institutions, all contribute to the building of the foundations of the future, and the building of peace. We want you to succeed – your success is our success,” he urged.

He assured the participants that the EU is fully committed to their success, as it will ultimately benefit both South Sudan and the EU.

The Erasmus+ program, which has a budget of €26.2 billion from 2021 to 2027, focuses on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

It aligns with the priorities and activities outlined in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan, and the European Skills Agenda.

Additionally, the program supports the European Pillar of Social Rights, implements the EU Youth Strategy for 2019-2027, and aims to develop the European dimension in sport.

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