Women's Education Partnership was founded as a charity in 1999 by Lillian Craig Harris OBE and Ambassador Alan Goulty, CMG. Initially named, Together for Sudan, the charity has always existed primarily to support displaced, vulnerable and disadvantaged women, regardless of ethnic or tribal background, through education locally, in what is now Sudan and South Sudan.
The charity is registered both in UK and Sudan and Lillian Craig Harris and Alan Goulty are our life patrons. The Director, who presently chairs the Board of Trustees, has always acted in an honorary capacity and no remuneration is paid to the Director or Trustees. Apart from 4 locally paid Sudanese staff working in a small rented office in Khartoum, all others involved with Women’s Education are volunteers.
We directly support the education of disadvantaged and vulnerable women in Sudan and South Sudan where the needs are great
We pay the tuition fees for over 100 women scholars at university in Khartoum, Sudan and Juba, South Sudan. Over time, we have supported 340 women who have graduated from university
We provide additional English classes for our undergraduates working in partnership with Khartoum International Community School
We fund adult literacy circles for some of the poorest women in Sudan. Over 350 women are benefiting now from this education
We support eye care outreaches for women who cannot play a full part in community or family life because of eye problems.