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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.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
During the production at Omilling, we had one machine on site producing up to 500 bricks a day with a team of 2 men. The soil excavated from red marram was used to make the bricks. Francis stabilized block specialist with the community made 33,100 interlocking soil blocks with a mixture of soil, cement and water compacted with a manually operated machine. The benefits were actualized in the school’s beauty to two already built classrooms, the skills passed on, the productive use of soil and the firewood saved.
With your contribution the soil blocks have been produce enough to build six classrooms. Francis, and the community have really worked hard to reach the intended target before next rainfall starts.
Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in S/Sudan.
HopeOfiriha is very pleased to the following partners: Trolltech Foundation, Thanksgiving (UK), GlobalGiving UK/USA donors for their contributions in making this project a dream come true.
Ms Alice with the purchasing team of two persons bought 100 bag (50-kg) cements, 2 wheelbarrows, 4 spades, 4 digging hoe, and 50 meter plastic sheeting. With little rainfall in Omilling now, the village volunteers will be making each day 500 interlocking soil bricks. The target is to produce 15,000 soil blocks before the next rainfall season. These goods are on Fuso truck from Gulu to Omilling. Ms Alice escorts the truck all the way to the project site
The truck will be moving slowly through the muddy and bad road to Omilling, and the driver knows they will spend many hours on a short distance road.
In a next report we will post a field update so you will get to know the impact of your contribution in Omilling for an education children have been longing.
Two classrooms have been built so children of first and second year of primary school can receive their lessons uninterrupted in a heavy rainfall. See your impact below:
Do not give ready-made food to children - give them education so they fish for themselves!
Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children & Fight Poverty in Southern Sudan project. Your commitment to help build Mario primary School is certainly appreciated by our board of trustees, and those who will benefit most - the children!
What is next? Work is progressing well! But due to heavy rainfall the production of interlocking soil block has been temporally stopped until October. The villagers managed to produced 7500 of soil blocks using 50 bags of cement. There are also 40 bags of cements stored at the site, and are to be used once the rain ends.
Instead, the villagers have shifted in making the local materials and collected approximately 100 tonnes quarry stones, lake sand, and hard-core stones manually. The local materials are still needed since water cannot melt them away. This rainy season will be used to produce tonnes. The children, women, and men are motivated to build Mairo Primary School as most now understand the importance of educating their children than before.
This project is still a long way from completion we will be sending you the quarterly report, so you get to know what your subscription has helped influence and what have been achieved from the ground.
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