Thanks for your continued support to Educate Children to Fight Poverty South Sudan Project.
Thank you both, GlobalGiving UK/USA to play a significant role to help build a school! Thank you, Trolltech Foundation for contributing fund to buy materials for construction! BIG thanks to UNMISSION - South Sudan for being a driving force behind this project! Hope Ofiriha is very pleased indeed to be your field partner in Africa. You made our dream come true!
With your financial contributions, four classrooms had been built in Omilling. This project still ongoing. We will be building as soon fund becomes available!
While first world countries promote the progress of education, third world countries continually have to put more emphasis on the rudimentary necessities of life which can result in a lack of emphasis on education. The newly independent South Sudan offers such an example. As a country in conflict, the humanitarian aid has been focused on food, shelter, and healthcare.
Humanitarian organizations such as Hope Ofiriha, UNMISS, Trolltech Foundation and Journeyman International are helping to fill the voids in regards to education, especially for women and children who make up the majority of the victims, refugees, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
With the help of Hope Ofiriha, the Omilling village in Magwi County, South Sudan will be receiving a new school that will help educate the children.
Students will no longer have to make an eight-hour round trip trek on foot through the wild bush to the nearest primary school 70 kilometers away. The dangerous terrain between the village and nearest primary school prevents almost all families from letting their children make the trek attend the school due to the risks.
The new school will replace the current temporary two-room twig shack that currently lacks even a basic pit latrine. The new educational facility will provide several classrooms, teacher’s homes, toilets, administration space, and a school kitchen for 1,200 students and eight teachers.
In a next report, we will post a field update, so you get to know how the project is progressing with your contributions.
Several thousands of citizens of Magwi County thronged various parts of the County to commemorate four years since it seceded from Sudan. At Magwi Freedom Square, various speakers made strong calls for peace and reconciliation among residents in the new nation.
Magwi, the most tranquil region, is one of the Counties blessed with peace since the outbreak of conflict in the country in mid-December 2013.
Thanks for your sustained donations to plant fruit seedlings in South Sudan project.
Hope Ofiriha added your gifts to cash donations from another source to buy fifteen Indian Mango seedlings, and twenty Eucalyptus seedlings ready for planting.
The project distributes the seedlings to the families with enthusiastic interest to plant fruit trees to produce nutritious food for a next generation and boost a local economy in a near future.
The insecurity is our primary concern although Magwi remains a peaceful County since social unrest broke out in 2013. We are reaching Omilling despite these challenges.
The project will be sending you a new field update after a quarter, to let you the progress your gift is impacting from the ground.
The epidemic of HIV/AIDS is being neglected in South Sudan, as the administration and civil society remain focused on the political crisis.
The problem is, there is no proper system of treating the virus. The chairman of South Sudan Network for people living with HIV/AIDS said in an interview with a member of Hope Ofiriha.
There are sick people in Magwi County who had failed to get treatment and information on how to fight and live with AIDS virus.
A patient (38) refused to be named, tested positive for HIV in 2012, but had done well over three years with the assistance of local HIV/AIDS workshop operated by Hope Ofiriha.
However, with the ongoing civil conflict, things have changed - particularly in respect to medical supplies.
When a country gained independence, no programs were set up to address the issue of this deadly virus comprehensively.
We are sitting on a time bomb regarding HIV/AIDS; anything can happen, a Villager said. Although Hope Ofiriha is doing well in term of awareness campaigning, the country is doing badly in the treatment.
Thanks for your continued support to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS through Awareness campaign in Omilling South Sudan.
Your money together with cash from another source had helped the project operated 22 local Awareness Workshops. In next months, we intend to run it aggressively, and loudly to reach more people in other villages.
The trainers will be holding discussions with villagers, especially boys and girls on how to use the condom. The volunteers will demonstrate the usage the practically. The aim is to make sure a target group understands how to avoid to be affected by HIV/AIDS.
In a next three months, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know the impact your donation help create from the ground.