Thanks for your recent donation to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children project in Uganda. Our board of trustees appreciates your commitment to help these children get out of educational poverty. Education is the only weapon children need to defeat poverty to have a brighter future.
What next? This project is progressing well. Between January and August 108 children have been admitted in the program. These children returned from Britain when South Sudan got independence. Most are under a direct sponsorship, and a small number are benefiting from corporate sponsorship. These children are studying in northern Uganda because the school fees are within our budget. Also, we do have 65 children benefiting from this project in schools around Entebbe, and Kampala.
In these second 2013 term: 123 students were granted short term financial support to complete their final year of secondary education this year. They are admitted to five senior secondary schools.
Jane Amitto is pride of south Sudan: she is doing medicine at Makerere University of Ugandan main Institution of higher education. With our modest contribution she is doing well in the exams and assignments.
These children want to see this project progress so they get an education, and they need your help to put pens and books in their hands.
A new field will be posted after three months where you get to know what impact your contributed has made to empower these children educationally.
The only tool to defeat poverty is education, said Nelson Mandela ex-president South Africa.
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda project. Your commitment to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those who will benefit most – the children!
Republic South Sudan can develop when the population can read and write in order to tackle the numerous obstacles of development, and without Education is nearly impossible to defeat poverty. Education, development and peace are like brothers and sisters. They go hand in hand.
Our greatest concern is Jane Amitto who is currently doing medicine at Makerere University Uganda. Her semester fee is $385 (payable quarterly). Her fees include accommodation, lectures, foods, printable study materials, and Lab. Do you have any suggestion to help Amitto?
We are keeping children in schools that Hope Ofiriha had been paying for their studies for several years through this program. In the first term 2013: three new students were admitted in this program, two girls, and a boy. We are also paying the school fees for 18 pupils in north-Uganda. These children will return in November 2013 after writing their primary school leaving certificate "final exams" so they join their parents in south sudan.
These children are very eager to see this project progressing. We need your help to keep them at school.
We wish you a happy new year 2013!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!
Education is very important tool to fight poverty in Africa. The continent can only develop when the population is educated. 95% of African lack of development is blame on illiteracy.
The children will be returning to school January 27 2013. We will continue to support the same children for years to come. Jane Amitto, whom HO paid her school fees for years, is now doing medicine at Makere University in Uganda. A new boy has been granted a two year support to complete his primary school. The number of children we are supporting will drop down to 24 from 73 due to lack of funding. As soon as we get more funds - children whom are suspended will be recalled back to continue.
HO’s main concern is Jane Amitto; the university fee is higher than her previous annual fees of $425. We really want to support Amitto pursue her medicine program, but – we need a donor to commit to pay her school fees for four (4) years.
Children are very eager to see this project progressing. We need your help to your to keep children at school, and to pay Amitto’s higher education.
While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.
Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.
We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.
May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!
Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving is Matching Donations to Hope Ofiriha from October 17th 2012. Are you looking for a way to support Hope Ofiriha get more bangs for your bucks? On October 17th, GlobalGiving will be matching donations 30% up to $1,000 per donor, per project. There is $50,000 available in matching funds. Matching will begin at 12:01 am EDT and last until funds run out or until 11:59 pm EDT. Once funds have been depleted, no more donations will be matched.
Let’s dedicate this Bonus Day to “South Sudanese deportee children”. Wrap your school supplies to ensure a child get back to school in 2013.
In addition, GlobalGiving is offering two levels of bonuses; the organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving; and the organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
This will be the last bonus day of the year, so consider making your gifts on October 17. During the previous campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early! Please GIVE HERE!
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Between 2009/2010, 54 children were sponsored at the levels of primary one, two, three, four, five, six and seven in the schools. We had two volunteers managed the affairs of these children on a daily basis to ensure that their needs were quickly addressed. The sponsorship to date has been financed largely by short-term charitable contributions from individuals, groups and foundations.
Expanded, recurring financial support allowed HOPE Ofiriha to serve a large number of orphans and children from desperate South Sudanese families in Kampala and the surrounding areas.
Due to current financial crisis many of these children are placed on a waiting list, and also the sponsor-families have temporarily suspended their supports. 20 students returned to South Sudan, 14 students are still active in the programme, 5 children who were ill are back in Schools in a second term this year, and supports were withdrawn from 14 students.
Janet Amitto sat for “A” level exams in November 2011. Results are due in October this year, and if she passes, Amitto will be the second girl from our programme to go for higher education, and the first to study medicines at university level.
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