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.
Thanks for your continued support to sponsor children in Uganda.
Hope Ofiriha had supported refugee children from Magwi County South Sudan, who are living in Kampala since Sudanese longest conflict in Africa that ended in 2005.
When the recent conflict broke out in 2013 in Juba, we started to sponsor Dinka, and Nuer children who escaped to Uganda due to instability in Jonglei and Upper Nile states. These children approached Hope Ofiriha to help.
Presently, we are not able to help because the current global slowdown made our corporate donors to stop temporarily funding until the world crisis improves.
Also, the sponsoring families from oversea had cancelled their contract citing inflation had an adverse impact on their incomes. They will continue to assist when the depression improves. The project does not has the fund to send several children to school.
Our strategy is to help each child per family and from a different part of a country. We do this to expand the educational development across the country and societies.
With pressures, we are paying fees to keep two children at school due to shortages of sufficient cash flow.
When you get this report, please know that your generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of the children we serve.
After three months a new field update be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution.