Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

 
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Dec 15, 2014

We regard: Education a Right of every Child!

Thanks for supporting my education
Thanks for supporting my education

Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Merry Christmas, and a prosperous new year!

There is no political agreement reach between the government and SPLA in opposition despite the IGAD sponsored peace talks in Adisababa since the alleged coup. South Sudan is getting worse every day, and hope for peace is weak as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state between the regime and rebel forces.

Thanks to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.

With your funding, the charity kept 32 pupils in schools. Your help goes very far in providing these kids with the basic education they would not have access without you.

Two staff have been running the sponsorship programme with great enthusiasm. Most of the pupils sponsored go to schools in northern Uganda because of affordable school fees, and few pupils attend schools in Kampala areas.

Three board members have drawn up the rules for the project, so that money is used wisely for those who deserve help. We sponsor each child per family, and from different tribes of refugee families who are living in exile. Unfortunately, few student have had to be removed out due to poor attendance or poor performance.

The Students at each school, have to nominate a fellow student to be their representative. He or her reports back to the charity and is the main link with that school.

In November 2014, We organized a mini graduation party, held at "Kawotto B". The Nursing student is the first ever younger refugee girl to graduate with "Advanced Diploma" through the sponsorship initiative. As Ngo, we are proud of her achievement. She will be a new row model for other refugee girls to replicate her journey of fighting poverty while at the same time pursuing her studies. We had a good turnout with 62 parents and students. They were very positive about the programme, and it was very rewarding to see their apparent gratitude and commitment to do well.

In the next quarter a new field update report be posted, so you get to know the educational progress these children are making to give them a bright future.

Thanks your support allow me to be in P4 in 2015
Thanks your support allow me to be in P4 in 2015
We are celebrating achievement made by one of us!
We are celebrating achievement made by one of us!
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.

Mar 26, 2014

Sponsored child update

Adong, returns to school in seond term in Uganda
Adong, returns to school in seond term in Uganda

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

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.

The Republic of South Sudan gained independence in 2011 after two decades of civil war. While it’s a new country, many of the old problems remain. We continue to work hard to provide a better life for the country's most vulnerable children.

Sponsored child update - HopeOfiriha sponsorship programs operate in Gulu/Kampala for South Sudanese children. Whilst there has been some violence and tension high in Juba, there have been no reports of death or injury to sponsored children or their families.

In late November 2013 sixty five pupils went to spend the vacation with their families in Juba, and report to school by February 2014. To stay in touch with our policy to sponsor each child per family and from different parts of the country, the children sponsored came from different tribes - Dinka 15, Nuer 13, Acholi 21, Bari 11, and Madi 5 respectively.

The children from the Dinka and Nuer community have not reported to school in Uganda, and HOPE Ofiriha has no idea what had happened to them. We were told they went to Jonglei state to spend Charismas holidays with their families. Thirty seven children from Equatoria Region have reported to school in Uganda. HOPE Ofiriha is working hard to establish the where about of the missing ones.

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

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

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Dec 9, 2013

Rose Adong; Returning Student

Promising student Rose Adong
Promising student Rose Adong

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

123 students who received financial support in the second term to complete senior four (S4) have returned after writing their exams. These students will continue their studies in Southern Sudan.

Just 65 pupils will continue to benefit from the project, and they will report to their respective schools in February 2014. These children want an education, but still need your hand-up not hand-out to stay in school.

After three, months, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution has created to give an education these children have been longing.

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Aug 29, 2013

Education is power

Lino Ben: thanks for helping me!
Lino Ben: thanks for helping me!

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.

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William Logai Ochieng

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