Hope Ofiriha

We empower women and children living in rural communities to overcome social injustice, disease, illiteracy, and poverty. Our small-scale interventions enhance their social and economic well being and help them reach their potential.
Jul 28, 2014

Education is only Hope for South Sudan

Education is our hope for future generation!
Education is our hope for future generation!

Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan.

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine as Fighting Rages On. Aid agencies predict that South Sudan could be headed for the worst famine since the 1984 Ethiopian famine.

The United Nations has warned that a famine looms if there is no end to the fighting that erupted in mid-December between the government and rebels. More than a third of the nation's roughly 11 million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year, UN officials claim.

Additional aid is needed to combat this alarming crisis.

We are very excited that Mairo Primary School is under way to construction in Omilling South Sudan. About 95% of the children cannot read or write. Our goal is eradicate this high level of illiteracy. The rain is halting our supplies, road is bad, and insecurity is discouraging vehicle to transport the supplies to the project site. We are looking for a truck.

When completed, the school will help nurture the minds of the children who have witnessed unspeakable things during the long war. The school will also provide children with love, comfort, and hope for the future. We are confident that the school will also bring unity and build a spirit of peace and reconciliation among four different villages.

We have received $13,500 from Trolltech Foundation (phase two), which will be added to your donation to purchase building materials. Although this is good news, but still we are underfunded. The fund will construct the classroom to a beam ring level as fundraising is ongoing.

With your fund, 300 bag (50kg) of cement is purchased, money set aside to pay for ten trip of sand, ten trip of quarry stones, and ten trip of hardcore stones. We also bought 12 pieces of the iron bar and added two-wheel barrows.

This project is still far away from completion, but the progress is good indeed. Building two classrooms in a year helps in completing the project in the end. In the next quarter a new field update be sent, so that you know what your contribution is helping from the ground.

Jul 28, 2014

Education is Hope for South Sudan

Education is only hope for south Sudan!
Education is only hope for south Sudan!

Thanks for your recent donation to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine as Fighting Rages On. Aid agencies predict that South Sudan could be headed for the worst famine since the 1984 Ethiopian famine.

The United Nations has warned that a famine looms if there is no end to the fighting that erupted in mid-December between the government and rebels. More than a third of the nation's roughly 11 million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year, UN officials claim.

Additional aid is needed to combat this alarming crisis.

Hopeofiriha sponsors south Sudanese refugee children who came to Uganda when conflict broke out last December between Dinka and Nuer, and those who are stranded in Kampala from the previous war. The current crisis in Jonglei state has forced children to crossed into northern Uganda. Most have approached Hope Ofiriha to sponsor, unfortunately, we are able to help only two this time. We do not have fund to sponsor all of them.

Hope Ofiriha has a policy to sponsor each child per family and from different part of the country. We help children from Dinka, Nuer, Acholi, Bari, and madi equally. We do this to ensure to spread the development of education across the country. 

The children from Jonglei state have not reported in their school in Uganda since last year, and Hope Ofiriha has no idea what had happened to them. We are cutting down the number of pupils we have been supporting from 65 to 32. For two reasons, first 33 pupils were missing and had been difficult for Hope Ofiriha to get in touch with their parents from Jonglei State where the current conflict is taking place. Second, the fighting in the country made our fundraising (South Sudanese in Diaspora) pulled out from helping in the country. This has a negative impact on project income level. 

We sponsor children with funds donated by south Sudanese in Diaspora, GlobalGiving, European individual families, and a cooperate donor. 

After a quarter a new field update be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution is creating for the children you are helping.

Jul 28, 2014

You need Antimalaria on Trip to Omilling!

Fighting Malaria for two weeks!
Fighting Malaria for two weeks!

Thanks for your long term support to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan.

Ochieng nearly died after catching one of the most severe forms of malaria during a trip to visit Mairo primary school building project.

He did not take antimalarial medication, believing the course he had taken for a previous trip to Uganda still protected him. However, he fell ill soon after returning to Uganda after spending two weeks in South Sudan and spent two weeks fighting in the hospital. A pastor was even called to give Ochieng his last rites after doctors feared he would not survive.

" I was told I could have died, says Ochieng. " Compared to what I went through, the potential mild discomfort of taking antimalarial pills is nothing."

Ochieng hopes his story will raise awareness of about the risks of Malaria to volunteers visiting Omilling, to take with them antimalarial tablets, and help the village get microscope donated for malaria testing.

Ten-insecticide mosquito nets had been purchased and distributed to children who are severely sick from malaria. Sleeping under these nets will protect them against mosquito.

This project needs only $288 to reach its budget goal. In the next quarter, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know what has happened from the field.

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