Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha

Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in S/Sudan.

HopeOfiriha is very pleased to the following partners: Trolltech Foundation, Thanksgiving (UK), GlobalGiving UK/USA donors for their contributions in making this project a dream come true.

Ms Alice with the purchasing team of two persons bought 100 bag (50-kg) cements, 2 wheelbarrows, 4 spades, 4 digging hoe, and 50 meter plastic sheeting. With little rainfall in Omilling now, the village volunteers will be making each day 500 interlocking soil bricks. The target is to produce 15,000 soil blocks before the next rainfall season. These goods are on Fuso truck from Gulu to Omilling. Ms Alice escorts the truck all the way to the project site

The truck will be moving slowly through the muddy and bad road to Omilling, and the driver knows they will spend many hours on a short distance road.

In a next report we will post a field update so you will get to know the impact of your contribution in Omilling for an education children have been longing.

Two classrooms have been built so children of first and second year of primary school can receive their lessons uninterrupted in a heavy rainfall. See your impact below:

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Quarry stones for building Mario Primary School
Quarry stones for building Mario Primary School

Do not give ready-made food to children - give them education  so they fish for themselves!

Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children & Fight Poverty in Southern  Sudan project. Your commitment to help  build Mario primary School is certainly appreciated by our board of trustees,  and those who will benefit most - the children!

What is next? Work is progressing well! But due to heavy rainfall the production of interlocking soil block has been temporally  stopped until October. The villagers managed to produced 7500 of soil blocks using 50 bags of cement. There are also 40 bags of cements stored at the site, and are to be used once the rain ends.

Instead, the villagers have shifted in making the local materials and collected approximately 100 tonnes quarry stones, lake sand, and hard-core stones manually. The local materials are still needed since water cannot melt them away. This rainy season will be used to produce tonnes. The children, women, and men are motivated to build Mairo Primary School as most now understand the importance of educating their children than before.

This project is still a long way from completion we will be sending you the quarterly report, so you get to know what your subscription has helped influence and what have been achieved from the ground.

Interlocking soil block production site Omilling
Interlocking soil block production site Omilling

Only one thing can defeat poverty in South Sudan; Education!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our board of trustees and those who will benefit most – the children!

Education is a key in a battle against poverty in Omilling, and now, these villagers know the importance of sending their children to school. A woman said this project is worth their local support; they will make quarry stones, collect lake sand, and donate their labour free of charge, so the school is build. The target is to make 70,000 pieces of interlocking soil blocks, and 32000 have been produced. Two hundred and thirteen thousands  bags of cement (50kg -each) have been used to make these blocks. Each bag of (50kg) cement produces 150 pieces of blocks, and the cement was purchased from a factory in Uganda. The villagers are committed to making the remaining balance of 38000. This is really good and positive!

Children are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to build Mario Primary School for current and future generations.

Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you the quarterly report. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, what we have achieved.

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Francis, a soil block trainer visited Mairo school
Francis, a soil block trainer visited Mairo school

We wish you a merry X-mass and a happy new year!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!

This is a high valued cause which is worth supporting, and the project has been rolling since from the beginning of 2012. The villagers are currently producing interlocking soil blocks. Their goal is to produce 70,000 pieces of interlocking soil blocks to complete the school building project. Hope Ofiriha has purchased 100 bags cement (50kg) which the villagers are using for production.

The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to build Mairo Primary School for current and future children generation.

While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.

Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.

We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.

May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a Merry Christmas and very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!

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No school in Omilling said Anna, mid-wife
No school in Omilling said Anna, mid-wife

Thanks for your generous gift to Educate Children & Fight Poverty in S. Sudan.

Your commitments to help the needy get out of poverty are appreciated by our Team and those who will benefit most – the children!

Current donations are totaling $ 8000, and fundraising is still far from reaching the goal. This is worthwhile cause, and the beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.

The project activities are placed on hold because there are no funds available by time of submitting the proposal, and no money was forthcoming in the first year when it was posted to donors. The project also faced difficult time to attract donors between 2009/2010 due to current recession.

In a third quarter of 2011, and second/third quarters of 2012 the project attracted donations from GlobalGiving community, which came in small amount monthly slightly higher than in 2010/2011. We believe this project can be implemented in 4 to 6 years if the trend continues. 

The trustees and Omilling Traditional Authority decided the project should first make 75,000 interlocking soil blocks, while fundraising is on-going with major donors.

The project purchased 200 bags cement, and 50 pieces of iron sheets for roofing. It has also made 1500 soil blocks, and this activity will continue when cement are available. Soil blocks are ideal to produce during rainy season as they need much water for curing. The major building activities will take place at a later date when enough funds are raised, and building materials secured.

Until this project is fully funded we will be sending you quarterly field reports. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact and what we have achieved.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$19,538 raised of $34,000 goal
 
500 donations
$14,462 to go
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