South Sudan possesses the worst gender equality in education in the world. Additionally, every school needs basic supplies, which schools in South Sudan are sorely lacking, whether they are housed in buildings or under trees. Many issues prevent the educational infrastructure in South Sudan from reaching its full potential, including poverty, governmental failures, ongoing violence, poor health of its citizens, and inaccessibility to schools that are overcrowded, underfunded, and operated by unqualified teachers.
Water accounts for approximately two-thirds of the human body and is responsible for the proper functioning of many health systems needed for survival, including the brain. 70% of the earth is water - but less than 1% is drinkable. Sadly, 9 million people will die this year from lack of access to clean water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection. In Africa alone, they may collectively spend up to 40 billion hours every year walking for water, usually in unsafe environments, which make them vulnerable to sexual assault and accidents. Time spent walking and the resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.