Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

 
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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.

Apr 22, 2013

Education is only tool to defeat poverty:

Amitto: medical student Makerere University
Amitto: medical student Makerere University

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.

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Jan 8, 2013

Eduction; only our hope to fight poverty

Abeer; I am going back to School
Abeer; I am going back to 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!

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William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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