Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

 
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John Odoch in School after two years waiting
John Odoch in School after two years waiting

Thanks for your recent generous gift to keep Impoverished Refugees in School.

 Your commitment to help the needy to get liberated from extreme poverty is really appreciated by our trustees, and those who benefit most- the Children!

Your donation will pay the tuition, study materials, clothes, medicines and boarding fees for children already sponsored for the next three months. It also pays school fees for two new girls to complete form 4 – final year of secondary education. The two have been included in the program this semester. The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.

It was difficult to pay John Odoch’s school fees due to lack of extra funds when his sponsor-parent stopped his school fees. With funds from GlobalGiving we are already committed to a number of children for years until they complete their primary school – This is our aim! HOPE Ofiriha is open to sponsor more children – this call for new donors joins the initiative.

 Good New; In April we got an e-mail from a donor offering to pay his school fees for two terms in 2012 and one term 2013. Odoch is in school after being left out for two years. He’s very happy and enjoying his classes. Hope Ofiriha appeals to anyone who can commit until he finishes primary education.

 Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving to Match Donations to Hope Ofiriha from June 13.
Are you looking for a way to support HOPE Ofiriha small scale-projects and get more bangs for your buck? Starting at midnight at 12:00am EDT on June 13, GlobalGiving is matching all donations by 30% for partner, 40% for leader, or 50% for superstar. Good news! – HOPE OFIRIHA is a superstar – and donation to our projects will be matched by 50%. There is a total of $75,000 available in matching funds and the campaign will run through June 13 or until the pool of matching funds runs out at 11:59 pm EDT.

In addition to the match, GlobalGiving is offering a $ 1,000 bonus to the project that raises must funds and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives the most unique donations during the campaign period. This will be the final site-wide matching campaign for GlobalGiving this year, so consider making your end-end gifts on June 13. During the most recent campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early!

Because the bonuses will be awarded to specific projects this is a terrific opportunity to help the needy get out from extreme poverty.  

 Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you our quarterly reports about our work. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, what we have achieved.

Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.

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Jane Amitto
Jane Amitto
 Thanks for your recent generous gift to Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda.
Your commitment to help women and children to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our Board, and those who benefit most – the children!
 
Your donation will be used to pay the tuition, study materials, clothes, medicines, and boarding fees for 15 children already in the programme for the next three months. The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.
 
Until this project is fully funded, we will be sending you quarterly field reports about our work. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, what we have achieved.
 
Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.
        

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Miss Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator
Miss Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator

I’m Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator. I will be sending you project updates from the ground throughout 2012. Read more

Hope Ofiriha would like to thank our donors for your ongoing support. Because of your generosity, we are operating 14 small scale projects in South Sudan and Uganda.

As we head to a new year, we ask that you please keep Hope Ofiriha in mind for year-end donations. We’re currently raising money to fund a clean water hand pump and Mairo School building projects that will benefits children in Omilling. Whether your giving is influenced by the spirit of the season giving, tax planning or a desire to contribute to a great cause, your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who will benefit from these projects.

By making your year-end donation to Hope Ofiriha via the “Donate Now” button on our GlobalGiving page, you can help us fight extreme poverty.

I wish you a Happy New Year from Hope Ofiriha!

Marta Ikai, a beneficiary living in Omilling
Marta Ikai, a beneficiary living in Omilling

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States and around the world!

In celebration of Thanksgiving Day, Hope Ofiriha understands the observance of these festive family holidays that commemorates “United States’ rich mix cultures and traditions reflecting the blessings and sacrifices made by your forefathers”.

Hope Ofiriha wishes to send a most sincere thank you to all our supporters, donors, child Sponsor, partners, volunteers, and everyone else playing a role in our success. Together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of South Sudanese women and children struggling to rebuild a better future for themselves, their families, and their community.

Enjoy this special day of Thanksgiving and remember that we could not do this work without all the ways you help us. We’re so thankful for everything you do!

 

Saterina Lakang - sponsored pupil
Saterina Lakang - sponsored pupil

Impoverished children often become slaves to their new “families.” Some, especially the girls, are sexually or physically abused, and all of them are expected to work hard.

Polly’s story is unique. Infact, it is common among the South Sudanese refugee families living as squatters in slums in the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. More than 1000 children, most of them girls, have become “impoverished children” or “Independent orphan children”.

Their parents, too poor to feed, and educate their children, send them to live with families in better economic situations, much as Margaret’s did in recent months, hoping they’ll receive a better life and even an education. But often their children become slaves to the new “families.” Some, especially girls, are sexually or physically abused, and all of them are expected to work hard. They are the first to rise in the morning and the last to go to sleep at night – sometimes on a scrap of cardboard outside, like a dog.

They must cook breakfast for the family, clean the house, and help with the children. Several times a day they have to fetch fresh water for the family, a task that can take hours. Little girls and boys balancing jugs of water almost as large as they can be seen walking down the dusty streets of on the outskirt of Kampala. Their salaries are food and a place to sleep.

The host families, not wanting to spend money on these impoverished children, don’t let them go to school. In Uganda, even “free” public school costs money since there fees for books and uniforms each year. Without an education these children grow up illiterate and virtually unemployable, with no hope of changing their situation. Instead they must continue living as slaves or run away to escape the abusive treatment. Those who run away have nowhere to turn, especially since they have no skills to secure a job and cannot even read or write. They are forced to live on the streets where they continue to suffer abuse and hardship. Mange depends on the kindness of strangers to get food, while others resort to stealing. Some grown up girls are even forced to grant sexual favors in exchange for food.

Without help, these children are doomed to a life of poverty and sadness. But there is hope, and it begins with providing these impoverished children an education that will help break the vicious cycle of poverty that dominates their lives.

Our partner Inovati has paid a year school fees for: Margaret N. Achan, Polly Amitto, Christine Anyero, Lee Ben Ibo, and Saterina Lakang. Hope Ofiriha is also committed to paying the school fees for the children already in the program.


 

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William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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