Britt Lake, GlobalGiving's Director of Programs and I had the pleasure of visiting Hope Ofiriha's project, "Send 100 Deportee Children In School In Uganda" last week.
What an amazing experience! When we first arrived to the school we were greeted by the head master. He showed us around the school. It was great seeing the school and dormitories. The facilities were very impressive! Check out one of the play areas in the photo below.
Britt and I were so blown away by the Sudanese students in the program! It is truly incredible how resilient they are and not to mention how many languages they speak.
When asked if they missed Sudan or Israel more, most of them said Israel. They had set up a life there and are now beginning a new phase in Uganda. Like many of us know change is hard and being away from the familiar often times makes change more difficult, it was truly an inspiration to witness their resilience.
The students have an ally in Alice, one of Hope Ofiriha's team members. Alice works with the students to make sure they feel comfortable and safe in their new surroundings.
The students also have an ally in you, thank you for your support!
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