Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Mar 4, 2011

Fighting poverty through education

William Ochieng visits Mairo primary school
William Ochieng visits Mairo primary school

Have you ever looked at the pictures of starving school building and felt powerless to help?

 On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

How can you be sure that your money reaches the destination and will it make any difference?

These are feelings and concerns that we have shared, but we believe that by starting small we can make a big difference.

To keep up the momentum of this school building project we need 200 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Educate Children and Fight poverty In South Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation

While most charities focus on trying to transform a whole country, HOPE OFIRIHA wants to begin by changing one village for the better. Our vision sees the Omilling village being turned into a self-sustaining community that can act as an inspiration to others. Currently, the average village man/woman earns almost no income a week, lives in a mud hut and has no personal possessions. There is no health care and very few children will receive an education.

They go to school barefoot and sit on not comfortable wood bench. The walls of their classrooms are wide open and threatened with closure. These are the fortunate ones. The rest have no hope and no future.

Currently, 2018 children ready for primary school; unfortunately, there are no schools in Omiling village. If we don’t have help them, they will not get an education. Also, there are no government developmental activities at place in Omilling village.

That can change;
With only $10 from each donor given to Mairo school building project, the whole community can benefit. For a start, your money will help to pay for the 200 (50kg-bags) of cements to make soil blocks to build the school, increasing their chances of a future career, which will benefit the local economy. But also a portion of it will go towards supporting the child's family - the parents and children who are not able to go to school. There is extreme poverty in Omilling village.

This approach aims to empower the families to play a role in their community at the same time as preparing their children for the future. As more money is put into the community we believe that other areas in the Magwi County will also feel the impact.

We believe that a little can do a lot; Please help us make the people of Omilling village believe that too.

We thank you for your support in 2010 and will continue to partner with you for years to come until we reach the goal of this project is reach.

This report is written by William Ochieng - on his last trip to Omilling Village before the referendum on January 9th 2011.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!












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Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway