Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified
Building Hope in South Sudan
Building Hope in South Sudan

Thanks for supporting our project to Educate Children & Fight Poverty in S. Sudan.

Between December 2013 and October 2017, South Sudan had been at war by itself. The civil unrest had created massive suffering and Hope Ofiriha faces difficulties to operate.

The construction activities had been placed on hold due to lack of funds and insecurity in the country. At this time around, this need faces hard time to attract funding. Children In Need of Sponsorship 

 At this time of Reporting: 
Your money helped purchased five (50-Kg) bags cement. In stock, you have 35 (50-kg) bags cement, 12 galvanized metal sheets, and a timber cutter machine. These materials could have been delivered to the site. We have not been able to reach Omilling due to instability.

We and you will be working together until this need is fully funded. In the next quarter, we will be sending you a new field update to make you know the impact of your donation and what positive impact it has created in South Sudan.

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Building Hope in South Sudan
Building Hope in South Sudan

Army attack prompts mass exodus from Magwi County South Sudan.

Regime troops – slaughter villagers like mammals as thousands flee when Pajok came under attack. Over 6,000 people have fled from Magwi County South Sudan into northern Ugandan according to the UN Refugee Agency. More inhabitants are still hiding in the bush trying to find their way to safety in Lamwo district of Uganda.

We are purchasing more 10 bags of cement to make interlocking soil blocks. In the previous update, it was reported in stock we had: 12 galvanized metal sheets, 25 bags of cement, and a timber cutter machine that your money helped to buy but not yet delivered to the project site. 

Due to increase military and rebel activities in Magwi County, it’s nearly impossible to reach Omilling. Also, there is ethnic cleaning between Dinka and Nuer which is worse than ever.

Nevertheless, our team continuously monitor the uncertainty on the ground. Also, they evaluate the option to deliver the materials and resume school construction. Presently, the political environment in South Sudan threatens the life of our staff. For this reason, the operation in the country is suspended until the security situation improves.

In a next field update report, we will post a new field report to inform you of the changing from the ground and the influence of your contribution.

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Each has a right to attend school!
Each has a right to attend school!

The construction activities have been put on hold because of rising uncertainty in South Sudan.

In this first reporting in 2017:
With money from other people and your contributions will be used to buy 25 bags of cement. When unrest improves, we recommence the work. Last report 2016: 12 galvanized metal sheets and a timber machine had not been delivered. Our team feared lack of safety. These goods are deliverable when the clashes between the fighting forces stop or when insecurity improves which we hope very soon.

In the second reporting in 2017, HopeOfiriha posts you a new field update report to inform you the impact of your positive contribution and how this is affecting positive social changes in the life of children who deserved an education right from the ground.

Growing instability triggers new displacement
Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their villages in Eastern, Central, and Western Equatoria states since the start of January. Several thousand had taken refuge in Uganda.The Relief Agencies are increasingly concerned at recent growing uncertainty around South Sudan and its serious impact on the civilian population.

UNHCR alerted that localized fighting between rebel armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio, some 300 kilometers west of Juba.

Sporadic gunfire is commonplace, and there has also been an increase in crime involving car-jackings, attacks on government property, looting of civilian homes and sexual assaults,"

Two GlobalGiving Volunteers visited HO in Kampala.
Two GlobalGiving Volunteers visited HO in Kampala.

We thank you for helping this cause for several years.
We are pleased to report that two volunteers from GlobalGiving UK toured HO office in Kampala. The initial plan was to go to Mario primary school to perform project evaluation in Omilling. Unfortunately, the current social unrest in South Sudan denied them the opportunity. However, Alice and members of HO were happy that Naomi and Catharine passed by and offered training in HRM for two hours.

 At third quarter of this reporting:
Your cash and money from difference sources not used, and the Board had suspended a building activity momentarily, due to a spreading uncertainty concern in South Sudan.  The 12 iron sheets and a timber cutter machine which your fund bought in the second quarter had not been delivered as well. We will recommence the construction of the school as soon the instability improves in Magwi County.

In next three months, we will send you a new field update to inform you about the impact of your positive contribution and how far the project has reached.

It was the bodyguards for rebel leader and presidential guards who fought each other in earlier July sparking days of violence which killed many hundreds of soldiers and civilians. The two forces had battled each other, almost five years to the day South Sudan declared independence from Sudan. Following the orders from the leadership on both sides, the clashes ceased temporarily in late July. The rebels then moved their based outside Juba in an attempt to save peace which both parties signed.

In August fighting was in the outskirt of Juba in which the oppositions accused the government of attacking their positions. The rebels regrouped and fled to Congo with Riek Machar, their leader. Over the months after the second fighting in Juba, the citizens have expressed dissent against the government, as a result of this, the rebellion is growing rapidly in Equatoria states, a region that had kept itself neutral in civil conflicts which much fighting in Upper Nile and Bahr el Gazel States. 61 tribes are targeting ethnic Dinka. The humanitarian needs are going to be very great after this, Director General for RRC, told reporters. They are going to need food, shelter, water, he said, adding that the need for shelter and clean water was pressing for those living in a Displaced facility within Juba town.

War-torn South Sudan is suffering a rise in hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday.

Animosity between South Sudan’s Dinka ethnic group and the people of its southwestern Equatoria region surged earlier this month when buses on roads south of the capital Juba were attacked as they passed through Equatoria region.

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Mairo School under construction
Mairo School under construction

There is high social tension in a country which leaders attributed it to foreign interference in the internal affairs of the country. Click here for more

Hundreds of workers and citizens took to the streets in Wau, South Sudan second largest city on Friday to protest against the increased of cost of living, and salary in arrears as the leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point.

Protesters in Wau city, west east of Juba, demonstrated over raising prices of goods and services, and salary in arrears which they said were not matched by current wage structures.

A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on South Sudan, which before independence was seen as a promising emerging economy in East Africa.

 We are grateful for your continued support to Mairo School building project.

 At the time of this reporting:
With your money and cash from other sources you purchased 12 iron sheets and a Hand-Saw machine to cutter trees into timbers to help in the roofing the two double classrooms. We are restarting building between November 2016 to February 2017.

At this time, the moody unpaved road due to torrential rain makes it impossible to drive to Omilling project site. The security is not promising in the rural areas due to the following growing political tension in Juba according to UN Mission in South Sudan. The materials purchased will be kept in store. The goods will be transportation to the site once construction work begins.

GlobalGivng Uk had suggested sending two qualified project evaluators from Uk to visit Mairo School building project. We welcome the idea, but we are asking the volunteers to delay coming until December because of insecurity concern. Also, construction activities will be in the same time a perfect fit during their 4 days’ visit.

We are suggesting to oversee volunteers who want to visit to come between November and February which is a dry season in Magwi County, and getting to Omilling will not be a problem.  

In the third quarter, we will send you a new field update to inform you about the impact of your positive contribution and how far the project has reached.

Thank you GlobalGivng for helping to build mairo Primary School! you will help the charity better.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$20,283 raised of $34,000 goal
 
533 donations
$13,717 to go
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