With independence achieved, South Sudan's government has its sights set on the 2 million children who do not attend school
Being educated during the country's civil war was almost impossible. But Victoria Maja wanted to become a doctor, and in order to do so she had to leave South Sudan and live and study in the north. She was one of the lucky ones.
Despite the fact that Maja had to face discrimination because of her ethnicity, she was one of the few South Sudanese of her generation who graduated from university.
"I studied medicine and was shocked to find that I graduated at the bottom of my class because I was treated as a black African who could not pass examinations. I couldn't practice medicine then because I couldn't be registered," Maja says.[view whole blog post ]