Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified


By providing an education to South Sudanese refugee children, our Uganda Education Program builds a brighter future for the children, their families, and their community.

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Poverty is widespread among the South Sudanese refugee families living as squatters in slums in the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. The children in these families cannot go to school to escape the cycle of poverty. In Uganda, parents or guardians must pay school fees to fund school buildings, books, writing materials, school meals, and uniforms. Few refugees are able to pay these fees, and many need their children to work petty jobs during school hours to put food on the table


The project sends South Sudanese refugee children to day schools and boarding schools. It pays their school fees; buys them uniforms and books; and ensures they are fed, clothed, and have access to medical care. We have 300 kids on our waiting list.

Long-Term Impact

The project gives kids a ticket out of poverty. Educated girls can eventually give their own families a good start in life. Educated boys can escape a family cycle of hard labor. This will ripple to their families and community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Uganda Education Project on our website
Hope Ofiriha's Facebook page
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Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$7,903 raised of $12,000 goal
214 donations
$4,097 to go
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