Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

 
$6,008
$2,492
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Feb 11, 2011

Give peace through education in S.Sudan

Mathew Hobbe-sponsored child
Mathew Hobbe-sponsored child

Emerging Republic of S. Sudan needs educated population to create a durable peace to sustain its development. By investing in S. Sudanese children’s education in Uganda is a ticket out poverty.

Due to a shortage of funds in 2010, we stopped sponsoring additional S. Sudan refugee children in Uganda. But we will continue to support the 8 children admitted in our program from last year. Possibly until they have completed their primary school.

We have had some sponsors cancelling their supports when they lost jobs. Two Americans, one Japanese, three Britishs, and Norwegians citizen stopped supporting citing “job losses”, as the main reason. But said they will continue supporting when hey get jobs. Children affected are really sad. We are working to find new sponsors to help the gap, and to make sure children previously in schools should not be left behind.

Hope Ofiriha has contacted the helper of John Odoch because the school fees have not been paid in months. Odoch is a good boy and clever at school – We are optimistic his helper will continue to support his education.

Mathew Hobbe – his previous helper has paid quarter fees – meaning that he will stay in a boarding school for three months. After that his sponsor will be paying nursery fees quarterly.

Both Jolly and Justine have joined senior school after doing well in their "primary leaving exams". Amuna Otwari has joined Juba University since last year with the help of her nice sponsor. These children made us proud of their academic performances. With small investments they achieve higher!  Poor Justine Okello passed with distinctions.

Out of 300 children – there are 292 children desperately in need of school fees and their poor parents cannot put these children in schools. They are on the waiting list! Please open your "hand UP" – and not "a hand OUT" to give these children a ticket of out of poverty.

We thanks you for the supports in 2010 and will work with you in years to come to achieve the goal of this project to help 300 S. Sudanese refugee children complete primary education in Uganda.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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Nov 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays

Sudanese children need education in Uganda
Sudanese children need education in Uganda

Without your help 300 Sudanese refugee boys and girls cannot go to schools in Uganda.

Hope Ofiriha sponsors 5 students to attend a primary school in Uganda in 2010. Two of our previous volunteers are individual sponsoring certain students to go to expensive (by Ugandan standard) private boarding primary and secondary schools. Although this is an excellent opportunity, we are finding that volunteers are being pestered to sponsor individuals, and this is creating a certain amount of jealousy. We would like to promote sponsorship for both boys and girls on the basis of achievement so that children have fair chance of getting sponsorship. Therefore, we are looking for sponsors to pay all or part of these fees which work out at a total of $420 per year per student or monthly $35.

Two of our sponsored students (Okello, Jolly) will join secondary school in 2011. They have sat for their primary leaving exams, and we are expecting the two will do well.

Quote from Okello – beneficiary;
To my sponsor whom I don’t know  – I could not get an education and have a good future – but because my sponsor is kind "I have a good future.

We thank our Globalgiving donors for their ongoing support and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you in 2011- and years to come.

The staff of Hope Ofiriha and volunteers wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season, to your family, friends, and colleagues!

Sep 2, 2010

Second field progress report

Nalunga Achan - Needs help to in school!
Nalunga Achan - Needs help to in school!

Hope Ofiriha helped 318 Sudanese children to complete their primary education since 1996 in Uganda.

Hope Ofiriha is looking for donors to sponsor the many children we have on waiting list. We know that the current recession has made thing difficult for all, and our GlobalGiving donors are also hit badly. But poor children suffer the most. And the ongoing global economic recession adds problem to an already existing poverty in which they were born. Still you can consider giving $10 monthly. Your money together from another donor helps sponsor a poor boy or a girl to go to school in Uganda.

Linda and William have been running the primary school sponsorship programme with great enthusiasm. During 2010, Hope Ofiriha sponsored 5 students to go to various primary schools in Uganda.

Beatrice, Agnes and Linda have drawn up rules for the programme so that money is used wisely for the students who deserve help. Unfortunately, several students have had to be removed from the programme due to lack of funds, but few students are still benefiting from the sponsorship programme. The sponsored students at each school nominate fellow students to be their representative; he or she reports back to Ms. Linda and are the main link with that school.

In July 2010, Ms. Linda organized a mini-party for those sponsored poor children which was held at Kajjansji- primary school. We had a good turnout with 24 students attending. They were very positive about the sponsorship programme, and it was very rewarding to see their various gratitude and commitment to do well.

A quote from a sponsored boy: "Before Hope Ofiriha sponsored me I used to be in the street begging or playing football because my mother is poor and cannot pay my school fees. I have a good future because I want to be a doctor."

You will be hearing from us again in the next three months latest update and we look forward in partnering with you until the objective of this project is fully achieve.

Thanks for your continue support!

Sep 24, 2010

Field progress report

Christina Ayaa - sponsored pupil
Christina Ayaa - sponsored pupil

With support from sponsors’ parents we help hundreds of Sudanese children in Uganda, Africa with food, clothing, medicine, education, and sometimes even homes. With support from sponsor parents around the world, we will help many thousands of children in years to come.

We are not able to sponsor many this year due to current global economic recession which has hampered fundraising efforts. Additional our public donations have fallen by 88%, and our major challenge is to keep our sponsored children in schools.

This June, Silje Bull-Njaa Larsen, has decided to sponsor three children. These children are, Jolly Achol, Justine Okello, and Eliza David. Also Christina Ayaa is being sponsored by HopeOfiriha.

We want to say thanks to our donors for their support, and we hope that they will continue to support this project on ongoing basis.

Thanks for supporting us!

Jolly Achol - sponsored!
Jolly Achol - sponsored!
Okello Justine - sponsored!
Okello Justine - sponsored!

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William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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