Parents play a major role when it comes to the education of their children. In Southern Sudan, many parents are still reluctant to send their kids to school, as they are needed to help with tasks for day-to-day survival. ACDA has been working hard to inform parents of the importance of childhood education and parents are beginning to embrace this reality. The success of PPS and continued support of the ACDA has reinforced the idea that childhood education is a necessary component of successful community development.
As in all cultures, education begins at home. Parents teach many important lessons, including teaching children to refrain from violence, observe discipline, be obedient, and demonstrate respect. They also play a major role when it comes to the security of the students, feeding them so they are not distracted from their schoolwork, and escorting them to and from school.