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Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda
ED: we need help to send kids to school in Uganda!
ED: we need help to send kids to school in Uganda!

Thanks for helping our kids in Ugand! Thank you for assisting South Sudan!

Two enemies the government and rebel fought each other from 2013 to 2018. Because of the civil conflict the aid workers who already were in South Sudan by then left. Since the security of the field coordinators cannot be assured HopeOfiriha decided not to solicit any volunteers until further notice. This lack of management capacity had a disastrous effect on our capacity to gather facts from the ground to post you field update report on quarterly basis.

Conversely, there is good news to share from Juba. Three months ago the warring parties have signed a peace deal officially ending a five-year war that has shattered the economy and killed tens of thousands of civilians. Your donations together with gifts from other sources had not been used.

The social unrest in South Sudan and other factors in Uganda had influenced our decision to halt the operation of this need. HopeOfiriha will be resuming it works in Uganda because of the return political settlement in South Sudan. Your dollar will be used for this cause.

At the time of this reporting:

6 children: HopeOfiriha pays school fees for these children from two to seven years. One pupil is writing his Primary leaving Certificate this year. We financed 4 children to study in Gulu northern region and 2 kids in central region - Uganda. There are children on a waiting-list in need of your help to be in school.

The activity of this project takes in the outskirt of Kampala, Uganda. This project funds school fees for the children from South Sudan refugee families. These are those who had lived in Uganda over ten years from Sudan’s longest civil war. The charity operated this need well until the Dinka and Nuer went to war which later escalated in the entire nation.

In 2013: HopeOfiriha relocated it offices to Uganda when South Sudan went in a full scale civil war. It has offices in Kampala and Kitgum. From 2013 to 2018 unknown of children fled from Juba to Kampala for safety and education. Most of them applied for educational financial support. This was a new situation for us and we had no money to pay school fees for these huge numbers of kids.

The charity decided not to sponsor any new child until further notice. Also we needed time to reorganize the project’s aim to include the new children coming in from Juba to Kampala.

Staff turnover: a period between 2013 and 2018 due to reduced not-for-profit activities and other inner factors several employees and volunteers were laid off in Uganda. We’re looking for a top talent program Coordinator for East Africa. These changes hindered our ability to operate well. Our offices in Uganda are being served by two staff and watchmen. We’re hoping to overcome these shortcomings by January 2019.

After this report we will post you an ad hoc report in January 2019 to let you know the new changes included in this need and what you and us can do to help more kids from accessing an education which otherwise without you will not have the chance to enter  a classroom.

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Will you sponsor a child like me this year-end?
Will you sponsor a child like me this year-end?

In this December 2017 reporting:
With your money and funding from other donors, we are paying the school fees of 20 students. Three children go to a kindergarten, 6 attend primary school, 10 completed their secondary education in 2017, and due to sickness a girl dropped her studies.

In a next three months, HopeOfiriha will be posting a new field update to report to you the positive impact your contribution is offering an education to refugee children.

Sponsor A child this Christmas!
In 2015, the rebel killed my father in South Sudan. I fled into Uganda, and I was sent to live with my grandmother, who was sick in a refugee camp, in northern Uganda. We struggled to survive.

I would come to town and look for the rice that had fallen on the ground and collect it. However, some days, I had to stay home to take care of my grandmother. On these Christmas days, I did not eat well.

My grandmother mother wanted me to get married. She felt a man might bring more food into the home. I was only 18 years old.

However, Instead of being forced into a child marriage, HopeOfiriha  gave me an education and food. Before thhis, I did not even know how I can help from.

 Partner, will you  sponsor children like me by giving a year-end donation today?

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No education! No peace in South Sudan!
No education! No peace in South Sudan!

Due to the escalating south Sudanese civil war, some children without parents fled to Uganda for safety and get an education.

In September alone in Kampala, 100 exile kids requested HopeOfiriha to pay their fees for them go to a boarding school. Due to lack of extra resources, their request was rejected.

On pending list, 1500 orphans in refugee settlement camps in northern Uganda are waiting for your help to go school. The war and imminent famine separated these kids from the parents.These kids are not in school.

In this reporting September 2017:
With money from Trolltech Foundation and your cash, we are continuing to pay fees to keep 20 pupils in a kindergarten in the central region and a boarding school in northern Uganda. These twenty children had been with us since 2016. We hope to add more children in 2018 when the extra cash becomes available.

In the last quarter, we will be posting you a new field update to inform you about the positive impact your gift is creating in transforming the life of exiled orphans in Uganda. 

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We are going to school because of you!
We are going to school because of you!

We applaud you to pay school fees for our kids in exile.

South Sudan needs future professional generations to defeat Tribalism to promote peace, coexistence, and embark on a sustainable development. No education! - No peace!

At this first reporting in 2017:
Your money and funding from Trolltech Foundation we will continue to pay fees for 20 children already in our program from 2016. Two new girls have been included in the program.

Due to current civil conflict, countless children fled from South Sudan war to live in an outskirt of Kampala as refugees. Most are not in school because it cost money to access primary education in Uganda. They had applied for support. But limited funding HopeOfiriha unable to help all of them.

In a second quarter, HO posts a new field update report to inform you about the influence of your contribution how it is positively transforming a life of poor refugee children.

Growing instability triggers new displacement
Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their villages in Eastern, Central, and Western Equatoria states since the start of January. Several thousand had taken refuge in Uganda.The Relief Agencies are increasingly concerned at recent growing uncertainty around South Sudan and its serious impact on the civilian population.

UNHCR alerted that localized fighting between rebel armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio, some 300 kilometers west of Juba.

Sporadic gunfire is commonplace, and there has also been an increase in crime involving car-jackings, attacks on government property, looting of civilian homes and sexual assaults,"

I am waiting for someone to pay my school fees!
I am waiting for someone to pay my school fees!
We appreciate you for sponsoring refugee kids in exile.
 
At third quarter of this reporting:
Your cash pays the school fees for three refugee children in Gulu. With money from Trolltech Foundation, HO continues to pay school fees of 4 children in nursery school, two students to vocational institute, and 14 pupils in primary education.
 
But we need your help to send 300 children to school in Uganda. Most of them just fled from South Sudan war to live in exile.
 
Poverty is prevalent amongst South Sudanese families in exile, and children become orphans due to WAR. By sponsoring a refugee child, you will help HO gives unlucky kid care and education. HO is a vetted charity when it comes to providing help. We believe that the only way to destroy poverty is through education and teaching the next generation how to fight corruption and build a peaceful country.

We are asking you to give a monthly donation of $30 to send a child to a boarding school in northern Uganda.
 
In a next three months, HO will be posting a new field update, to report to you the progress of this cause, and how your gift is positively impacting on the lives of the refugees in need.
 
It was the bodyguards for rebel leader and presidential guards who fought each other in earlier July sparking days of violence which killed many hundreds of soldiers and civilians. The two forces had battled each other, almost five years to the day South Sudan declared independence from Sudan. Following the orders from the leadership on both sides, the clashes ceased temporarily in late in July. The rebels then moved their based outside Juba in an attempt to save peace which both parties signed.
 
In August fighting was in the outskirt of Juba in which the oppositions accused the government of attacking their positions. The rebels regrouped and fled to Congo with Riek Machar, their leader. Over the last few months, the citizens have expressed dissent against the government, as a result of this, the rebellion is growing rapidly in Equatoria states, a region which kept itself neutral for two years’ civil conflict in Upper Nile State. 61 other tribes are targeting ethnic Dinka. The humanitarian needs are going to be very great after this, Director General for RRC, told reporters. They are going to need food, shelter, water, he said, adding that the need for shelter and clean water was pressing for those living in a Displaced facility within Juba town.
 
War-torn South Sudan is suffering a rise in hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday.
Animosity between South Sudan’s Dinka ethnic group and the people of its southwestern Equatoria region surged earlier this month when buses on roads south of the capital Juba were attacked as they passed through Equatoria region

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
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Project Leader:
William Ochieng
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Oslo, Oslo Norway
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