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
John Odock - sponsored child
John Odock - sponsored child

$35 – keeps a child at a board school per month.

 From April we decided to post smaller goal $1500 live even if the intention is to raise $50,000. The reason is that smaller goal attracts donation. When the goal was lowered to $1500 within two weeks the project has raised $1120.  When the goal has reached 75% - it will be added by similar amount of $1500, so on, and so on until the goal is $50 000 is achieved.

There are many orphan South Sudanese children in Uganda. Years of terrible events, including war and disease, have produced South Sudan society in Kampala where many children have no parents. Often elderly grandparents or other relatives try to raise the children but many are too old or are in such deprived circumstances that they simply cannot provide even the basics. As a result, there are many South Sudanese children fending for themselves in the streets of Kampala.

Hope Ofiriha has established these programs to take care of these children who otherwise would be unable to attend school.  Hope Ofiriha’s goal is help 300 children!

Last April we collected a little extra and new child name Ben Mathew has been added into our program.  He will join the rest at the board school.  

Because of your generosity we are able to help these children. We will be providing you with project updates in every three months. Thanks so much for being with us and look forward in working with you for years to come.

On May 2, 2011 GlobalGiving Recurring Donation begins at 12:01 am EDT! This is a great opportunity for you to sign up for monthly recurring donations only $10.

Why recurring donations?
Recurring donations are a consistent and reliable source of income for our organization. This helps us in planning our activities several months ahead. 

By making a recurring donation, you pledge to give to your project every month. GlobalGiving will automatically deduct the donation amount from your credit card each month.

Hope Ofiriha appreciates that you give monthly $10 than to donate $120 in December as one time gift.  $10 each month is a lot of money and it will go a long way to make a huge difference in Uganda. In Hope Ofiriha there are no small or big amounts. Every cents count!

We need a total of 10 people to sign up for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 each month. Could you join us please!

GlobalGiving is giving away $12,000 in bonus awards during this campaign!

Here are the main reasons why you should consider signing up for monthly recurring donations to Hope Ofiriha;

  • The top 20 projects that receive the most new unique recurring donors will each be awarded a $500 bonus.
  • One project that raises the highest donation amount per month from recurring donations will be awarded $1,000.
  • One project that attracts the most new unique recurring donors will be awarded an additional $1,000 (for a total of $1,500!).
  • Projects must have at least 10 new unique recurring donors to be eligible for bonus awards.

The final results of this campaign will be adjudicated in August 2011. Bonuses will be awarded based on the amount raised and the number of unique recurring donors at this time. In some cases, projects may forfeit bonus awards if donors cancel their recurring donations before the awards are given.





Arsenal Bugere - sponsored child
Arsenal Bugere - sponsored child
Emma Mandela - sponsored child
Emma Mandela - sponsored child
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Mathew Hobbe-sponsored child
Mathew Hobbe-sponsored child

Emerging Republic of S. Sudan needs educated population to create a durable peace to sustain its development. By investing in S. Sudanese children’s education in Uganda is a ticket out poverty.

Due to a shortage of funds in 2010, we stopped sponsoring additional S. Sudan refugee children in Uganda. But we will continue to support the 8 children admitted in our program from last year. Possibly until they have completed their primary school.

We have had some sponsors cancelling their supports when they lost jobs. Two Americans, one Japanese, three Britishs, and Norwegians citizen stopped supporting citing “job losses”, as the main reason. But said they will continue supporting when hey get jobs. Children affected are really sad. We are working to find new sponsors to help the gap, and to make sure children previously in schools should not be left behind.

Hope Ofiriha has contacted the helper of John Odoch because the school fees have not been paid in months. Odoch is a good boy and clever at school – We are optimistic his helper will continue to support his education.

Mathew Hobbe – his previous helper has paid quarter fees – meaning that he will stay in a boarding school for three months. After that his sponsor will be paying nursery fees quarterly.

Both Jolly and Justine have joined senior school after doing well in their "primary leaving exams". Amuna Otwari has joined Juba University since last year with the help of her nice sponsor. These children made us proud of their academic performances. With small investments they achieve higher!  Poor Justine Okello passed with distinctions.

Out of 300 children – there are 292 children desperately in need of school fees and their poor parents cannot put these children in schools. They are on the waiting list! Please open your "hand UP" – and not "a hand OUT" to give these children a ticket of out of poverty.

We thanks you for the supports in 2010 and will work with you in years to come to achieve the goal of this project to help 300 S. Sudanese refugee children complete primary education in Uganda.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!


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Sudanese children need education in Uganda
Sudanese children need education in Uganda

Without your help 300 Sudanese refugee boys and girls cannot go to schools in Uganda.

Hope Ofiriha sponsors 5 students to attend a primary school in Uganda in 2010. Two of our previous volunteers are individual sponsoring certain students to go to expensive (by Ugandan standard) private boarding primary and secondary schools. Although this is an excellent opportunity, we are finding that volunteers are being pestered to sponsor individuals, and this is creating a certain amount of jealousy. We would like to promote sponsorship for both boys and girls on the basis of achievement so that children have fair chance of getting sponsorship. Therefore, we are looking for sponsors to pay all or part of these fees which work out at a total of $420 per year per student or monthly $35.

Two of our sponsored students (Okello, Jolly) will join secondary school in 2011. They have sat for their primary leaving exams, and we are expecting the two will do well.

Quote from Okello – beneficiary;
To my sponsor whom I don’t know  – I could not get an education and have a good future – but because my sponsor is kind "I have a good future.

We thank our Globalgiving donors for their ongoing support and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you in 2011- and years to come.

The staff of Hope Ofiriha and volunteers wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season, to your family, friends, and colleagues!

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Christina Ayaa - sponsored pupil
Christina Ayaa - sponsored pupil

With support from sponsors’ parents we help hundreds of Sudanese children in Uganda, Africa with food, clothing, medicine, education, and sometimes even homes. With support from sponsor parents around the world, we will help many thousands of children in years to come.

We are not able to sponsor many this year due to current global economic recession which has hampered fundraising efforts. Additional our public donations have fallen by 88%, and our major challenge is to keep our sponsored children in schools.

This June, Silje Bull-Njaa Larsen, has decided to sponsor three children. These children are, Jolly Achol, Justine Okello, and Eliza David. Also Christina Ayaa is being sponsored by HopeOfiriha.

We want to say thanks to our donors for their support, and we hope that they will continue to support this project on ongoing basis.

Thanks for supporting us!

Jolly Achol - sponsored!
Jolly Achol - sponsored!
Okello Justine - sponsored!
Okello Justine - sponsored!
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Nalunga Achan - Needs help to in school!
Nalunga Achan - Needs help to in school!

Hope Ofiriha helped 318 Sudanese children to complete their primary education since 1996 in Uganda.

Hope Ofiriha is looking for donors to sponsor the many children we have on waiting list. We know that the current recession has made thing difficult for all, and our GlobalGiving donors are also hit badly. But poor children suffer the most. And the ongoing global economic recession adds problem to an already existing poverty in which they were born. Still you can consider giving $10 monthly. Your money together from another donor helps sponsor a poor boy or a girl to go to school in Uganda.

Linda and William have been running the primary school sponsorship programme with great enthusiasm. During 2010, Hope Ofiriha sponsored 5 students to go to various primary schools in Uganda.

Beatrice, Agnes and Linda have drawn up rules for the programme so that money is used wisely for the students who deserve help. Unfortunately, several students have had to be removed from the programme due to lack of funds, but few students are still benefiting from the sponsorship programme. The sponsored students at each school nominate fellow students to be their representative; he or she reports back to Ms. Linda and are the main link with that school.

In July 2010, Ms. Linda organized a mini-party for those sponsored poor children which was held at Kajjansji- primary school. We had a good turnout with 24 students attending. They were very positive about the sponsorship programme, and it was very rewarding to see their various gratitude and commitment to do well.

A quote from a sponsored boy: "Before Hope Ofiriha sponsored me I used to be in the street begging or playing football because my mother is poor and cannot pay my school fees. I have a good future because I want to be a doctor."

You will be hearing from us again in the next three months latest update and we look forward in partnering with you until the objective of this project is fully achieve.

Thanks for your continue support!

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$8,253 raised of $12,000 goal
225 donations
$3,747 to go
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