Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Soon you will children in Omilling happy like her!
Soon you will children in Omilling happy like her!

Thank you for a generous gift to Educate Children & Fight Poverty in South Sudan.

At a time of this reporting:
Bucks from different donors and money you gave through GlobalGiving helped HOPE OFIRIHA purchased and supplied a project with 50 bags of cement, two wheelbarrows, and one hummer. In March, our volunteers made 2500 interlocking soil blocks. Between 2014 and 2015 35000 interlocking soil blocks had been produced ready for school construction.

However, we cannot continue with building activity due to a growing insecurity concern in rural South Sudan. We are hoping the uncertainty will improve soon for us to continue a construction of a school.

Children in Omilling are receiving lessons in a four classroom you built between 2013/2015.

In the second quarter, we send you a field update to inform you about the impact of your positive contribution and how far the project has reached, achieved and what is needed to get it completed.

Once again, thank you for helping Mairo Primary school! Thanks, GlobalGiving for helping Hope Ofiriha fundraising activity!


Interlocking soil blocks are good!
Interlocking soil blocks are good!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you for your support! The year 2015 comes to and end, and we have achieved a lot this year. Nevertheless, this project is ongoing, and we still need your support until the completion of the project.

Thanks for your continued support to Educate Children to Fight Poverty South Sudan Project.

By the time of this reporting:
With your cash donations, you helped built a new classroom. Without you, a dream will not come true. Also, you provided a Hand Up - not a Hand out to make 1500 interlocking soil blocks for building ready for next construction. We are still in need of more funds, and we will be building as soon money becomes available.

Hope Ofiriha is appealing; that equal education plays a critical role in eliminating poverty and promoting of peace in South Sudan. We are asking you to donate $25, or more to help us build a much-needed school building in Omilling that will provide equal quality education for many generations to come.

In a next report, we will post a field update, so you get to know how the project is progressing with your contributions.

Two Double Classroom Built in Omilling!
Two Double Classroom Built in Omilling!

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.

We need Education to fight poverty in South Sudan
We need Education to fight poverty in South Sudan

Thanks for your support to help children to fight through Education.
Hope Ofiriha has partnered with Journey International, Inc. to redesign the current structure of the school building. The present design is too expensive to build. However, one under design will require a small budget to erect the buildings. It takes six months to release a new layout. JMI will be coming in June to help build Mairo primary school.

Within now and June the local volunteers will make hardcore stones, quarry stones, collecting sand, and cutting trees to make timbers for roofing.

The project has purchased 40 bags of cement to produce more interlocking soil blocks to add to the one already produced.

Hope Ofiriha sends a new field update after a quarter so that you get to know the progress we are making with building work. Also, how your contribution is enabling children to attend classes in two classrooms already built.

Owinyikibul villagers clashed with new recruits in earlier March.
The government and the opposition have failed to reach a peace deal despite the pressure from IGAD, UN, and the World. There are new fierce clashes in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. Humanitarian situation is worsening. There are 1.5 million people displaced from their villages of which some are living in exile as refugees.

In Owinyikibul of Magwi County, new soldiers recruit clashed with local villagers earlier March. The drunken soldier had refused to pay for the services where he was stabbed in a bar fighting. He then organized his fellow recruits burning more than 100 houses and market stalls in retaliation. One recruit in the clashes. A chief has blamed the trainers for failing to keep discipline.


Without Education no future in south Sudan
Without Education no future in south Sudan
Merry Christmas & happy new year!
Thanks for your continued support to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan.
There is no political agreement reach between the government and SPLA in Opposition despite IGAD sponsored peace mediations since the alleged coup. South Sudan is getting worse every day. Hope for peace has depreciated as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state.
The construction of Mairo Primary School did not go as planned for two reasons. The unpaved road to Omilling was utterly destroyed due to heavy rainfall. Truck owners were not willing to deliver the building materials to the site. Owners fear to get stranded in the muddy road, and a truck might get broken down Also the political instability in the country had discouraged commercial transport firms to restrict their services within Juba.
Mr. Francis went to Omilling to check on the road, security, and talk to the local chief with the view to start the construction after Christmas' eve. Because January to Mach is summer time to build since there will be no rain for a while. Within this time, a truck can deliver the building materials to the site.
Last year we received $13,500 from Trolltech foundation (phase two). Your donations will be added up together to buy the construction materials. Even thought this is good news, it will construct the classroom to the ring beam level as we are a campaign to raise more fund.
Several months ago and with your money, 300 bags (50Kg each) purchased from a supplier but due to lack of transport these goods were not delivered to the site. This time we are sure the truck will be hired to transport to the site. From your contribution, money has been set aside to pay ten trip of sand, quarry stones, and hardcore stones.
This project is still far away from completion, but the progress is real indeed. Building two classrooms in last year helps in completing this project in the end. In the next quarter a new field update be sent, so that you know what your contribution is helping from the ground.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
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Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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