Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

Nov 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays- fieldprogress report

Juma Ibong -  school head master
Juma Ibong - school head master

No education – poverty wins.  If you know anybody to fund this project connect us to the donor.

Hope Ofiriha needs financial help to build Mairo primary school in Omilling village. There are 2018 children who are growing without education. But due to economic recession Hope Ofiriha faces a hard time to secure the funding. But our fundraising Team remained strong and optimistic!

The funding Hope Ofiriha is seeking would build a school on permanent structures, and this will be a key element in improving the education of the villages for the children that attend will the school.

Money must be donated by end of January 2011 for the project to build one classroom for children under the age of 8 years old. This will be added to $35 Hope Ofiriha has received to date from our UK/USA GlobalGiving donors. The construction will start once funding is available.

 Once again thanks for your ongoing support, and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holidays. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you for years to come.

Sep 8, 2010

Field progress report - Sept

Onura Hills - school will be built here
Onura Hills - school will be built here

The Omilling rural area has needed a primary school for a very long time. The local children walk 24 km to the nearest primary school each morning and then 24km home again in the evening. Then Omilling community realized that building a primary school must be a priority for the area, and future generations. The school will be located in a beautiful area on the slope of ONURA hill and the site covers an area of approximately 400 acres. We started making the access road and clearing the site in march 2009, and building work will start soon when the funding is secured. Building a school in Omilling has been an enormous undertaking and raising the funds has been a struggle. We are hopeful that with the help of our GlobalGiving donors we will get the funding to give an education to children from the local area. We will use soil stabilized blocks, which is a new technology for the area. We trained a team of six people to make the soil blocks: a mixture of subsoil, cement, and a little water to make 50 soil blocks from five wheelbarrows of soil and one bag of cement. The soil block making team can make about 360 soil blocks per day. As the soil blocks are strong enough for constructing the foundations for the buildings, the community has provided traditional burnt bricks for this purpose.

This is a large worthwhile project and we urgently need the funds. We are will be posting progress update in the next three months keep you inform of the progress we are making.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Jul 6, 2010

First field progress Mairo primary school

Juma Ibong, H/master - Onura Primary school
Juma Ibong, H/master - Onura Primary school

Until recently, there were no educational facilities for poor mountain children living in central Omilling community. HopeOfiriha established a fully functioning temporary school on local structures in ONURA sub village for 315 children age 7-12. HopeOfiriha applied for funding from GlobalGiving to build a school on permanent structures. But the fundraising effort has been too slow due to current global recession.

We are appealing to anybody, a company, and family, to help us in fundraising efforts. If you know anybody who want to help the poor you can direct to HopeOfiriha or give their contact address. The poor children need an education but they have no way unless they are help.

The community has donated 35000 soil block, and 200 acres of land where the school will be built. The school will be built in cooperation with Magwi county local government, Lofiriha Traditional Authority, and County Education officer and the local Chiefs. Once the facility is build it will provide a much a need opportunity for local pupils from the surrounding villages who are going without school presently. We urgently need money! What can we do?

Quote from head master of ONURA Primary School: If there is anything I can do to help these poor children, I will build them a school and through education they will be able to help themselves, their communities and families.

We look forward that our supporters will work with us in this worthwhile project until it aims are fully realized. Thanks, Linda Acen

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Project Leader

William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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