Educate Children and Fight Poverty in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Vetted
Sep 8, 2010

Field progress report - Sept

Onura Hills - school will be built here
Onura Hills - school will be built here

The Omilling rural area has needed a primary school for a very long time. The local children walk 24 km to the nearest primary school each morning and then 24km home again in the evening. Then Omilling community realized that building a primary school must be a priority for the area, and future generations. The school will be located in a beautiful area on the slope of ONURA hill and the site covers an area of approximately 400 acres. We started making the access road and clearing the site in march 2009, and building work will start soon when the funding is secured. Building a school in Omilling has been an enormous undertaking and raising the funds has been a struggle. We are hopeful that with the help of our GlobalGiving donors we will get the funding to give an education to children from the local area. We will use soil stabilized blocks, which is a new technology for the area. We trained a team of six people to make the soil blocks: a mixture of subsoil, cement, and a little water to make 50 soil blocks from five wheelbarrows of soil and one bag of cement. The soil block making team can make about 360 soil blocks per day. As the soil blocks are strong enough for constructing the foundations for the buildings, the community has provided traditional burnt bricks for this purpose.

This is a large worthwhile project and we urgently need the funds. We are will be posting progress update in the next three months keep you inform of the progress we are making.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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