Media Advisory-Launch of ‘Hear It From The Children’ Report

Monday 3 August 2015

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Launch of ‘Hear It From The Children’ Report

1 August 2015 – Juba: On Tuesday, 4th August 2015, Save the Children will be launching a new report titled ‘Hear It From The Children’.The report provides a fascinating insight into what children from communities that have been most affected by the South Sudan conflict consider to be their top priorities.  A clear message has emerged from the children, and it is that, “…we want to learn – even during war.”  It is a simple but powerful message that challenges us all to re-think how we can best respond to children’s needs in times of conflict.  As media practitioners, you can do a lot for the children of South Sudan by simply helping to amplify their voices – and we urge you to join us at the launch. 

Date:     4th August 2015

Time:    11:00am prompt

Venue:  Juba Grand Hotel


NB: A press conference will be held immediately after the official launch. 

 Photo/Interview Opportunities:

  • Hon. John Gai Yoh, Minister of Education, Science, and Technology
  • Hon. David Deng Athorbei, the Minister of Finance
  • Ministers of Education from Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Central Equatoria (tbc)
  • Ellen Margrethe Løej, Special Representative of the (UN) Secretary General
  • Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International
  • Mr Pete Walsh, Country Director, Save the Children – South Sudan
  • Mr Jonathan Veitch, Country Representative, UNICEF
  • Mr Perry Mansfield, National Director, World Vision – South Sudan

Accompanying Material: The full report is embargoed until 00:01am on 4th August 2015, but you can access it from this dropbox hyperlink: ‘Hear It from The Children’  A brief ‘Summary of Findings’ from the report is attached for your ease of reference.  Please click on the YouTube link below and #HearItFromTheChildren of South Sudan talking about the importance of education in emergencies:

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Contact Person: Charles Okwir – Media & Communications Manager

Email:; Mobile: 0954-396-338