Education
 Uganda
Project #4499

Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha

Summary

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.
$12,000
total goal
$4,615
remaining
150
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

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

Solution

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).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Uganda Education Project on our website
Hope Ofiriha's Facebook page
Hope Ofiriha's Twitter profile

Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$7,385 raised of $12,000 goal
 
201 donations
$4,615 to go
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