Project #4499

Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha
Thanks for giving me Education!
Thanks for giving me Education!

Hundreds of workers and citizens took to the streets in Wau, South Sudan second largest on Friday to protest against the increased of cost of living, and salary in arrears as the leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point.Clink here for more

Protesters in Wau city, west east of Juba, demonstrated over raising prices of goods and services, and salary in arrears which they said were not matched by current wage structures.

A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on South Sudan, which before independence was seen as a promising emerging economy in East Africa.

We are grateful for your continued support to sponsor South Sudanese children in Uganda project.

At this second quarter of field update reporting:
With your money you gave through GlobalGivng, you paid school fees for three children attending primary school in Gulu northern Uganda.

With funding from Trolltech Foundation, 20 children had been sponsored. Four children go to nursery school, two students to vocational institute, and 14 pupils attend various primary school in Uganda.

Due to current political tension in Juba, and around the country many children had crossed the border into Uganda looking for safety and education. However, with insufficient fund Hope Ofiriha cannot send the new influx of refugee kids to school. We need your help to send them to school! Without your support, they will stay ignorant with no hope for a better future.

In a next third quarter, HO will be posting a new field update reporting on the progress, and how your donation is positively impacting on the lives of the needy.

Thank you GlobalGivng! Thank you, Trolltech Foundation! And thank you our supporters around the world! Without you, we could not have been where we today.

Thanks for sending me to a Nursery School!
Thanks for sending me to a Nursery School!

Thank you so much for continued support to sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.

At this first quarter of reporting:
With your cash donation through GlobalGiving you paid school fees for five children attending primary education in schools in and around Kampala.

With funding from Trolltech Foundation, 20 pupils had been sponsored, four in Nursery, two students, go to vocational institute, and 14 pupils are in primary schools in central, and northern Uganda.

Due to ongoing political unrest in South Sudan, many children have crossed into Uganda to safety and education. These kids do not go to school because they have no mean to pay the fees. HOPE OFIRIHA is appealing for more funds to send more children to school in Uganda.

In the second quarter, we will post you a new field update to report on the progress of this project, and how many new children your contribution has helped to give them an education. Thank you, GlobalGiving! And thank you, Trolltech Foundation!


Thank you for sending me to Nursery School
Thank you for sending me to Nursery School

This coming Christmas our hearts go to Refugee children who has no opportunity to study due to poverty and instability. Please consider giving a tax -deductable of $25 - to keep a child in a day school for one month, $35- to keep a child in a boarding school for one months, and $105 - to keep a child in a boarding school for three months.

 Thanks for your continued support to sponsor children in Uganda.
Together with your donations and funding from others you paid school fees for 65 new children.

You provided medicine, school uniform, accommodation, and study materials. As we work toward a further sustainable future, your partnership is essential.

Hope Ofiriha will be posting a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact of your contribution.

 Breaking News:
Alice Amwony had been ambushed in Magwi County South Sudan in her car. In Hope Ofiriha, this was a sad news, and the charity decided not share the News out with friends and donors. Hope Ofiriha wanted to make sure she is safe, and is injury free.

The hospital in Magwi County had discharged her out in good form and healthy. Alice said, "I quote"- South Sudan is a new nation with many problems and difficulties, I will continue working to make it a better country for nationals and foreigners.


I am waiting for fees to go to school Again!
I am waiting for fees to go to school Again!

Thanks for your continued support to sponsor children in Uganda.

Hope Ofiriha had supported refugee children from Magwi County South Sudan, who are living in Kampala since Sudanese longest conflict in Africa that ended in 2005.

When the recent conflict broke out in 2013 in Juba, we started to sponsor Dinka, and Nuer children who escaped to Uganda due to instability in Jonglei and Upper Nile states. These children approached Hope Ofiriha to help.

Presently, we are not able to help because the current global slowdown made our corporate donors to stop temporarily funding until the world crisis improves.

Also, the sponsoring families from oversea had cancelled their contract citing inflation had an adverse impact on their incomes. They will continue to assist when the depression improves. The project does not has the fund to send several children to school.

Our strategy is to help each child per family and from a different part of a country. We do this to expand the educational development across the country and societies.

With pressures, we are paying fees to keep two children at school due to shortages of sufficient cash flow.

When you get this report, please know that your generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of the children we serve.

After three months a new field update be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution.

I am waiting for fees to go to school
I am waiting for fees to go to school

The government and the opposition groups have failed to reached peace agreement despite pressure from IGAD and international communities. There are fierce clashes between the fighting parties in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. UN is warning if no peace is sign soon the world youngest nation might go to full-scale civil war. Humanitarian situation is alarming since 1.5 million people are internally displaced or in living in exile as refugees.

In Owinyikibul part of Magwi County, the SPLA new recruits clashed with local villagers earlier March. The drunken soldier had refused to pay for the services where he was stabbed in a bar fighting everybody. He then organized his fellow recruits burning more than 100 houses and market stalls in retaliation. One recruit dead in the clashes.

A chief from Owinyikibul village has blamed the trainers for failing to keep discipline and control of their recruits. The situation is under control and there is stability in the County.  Click this link to learn more:

Thanks to help Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.
You helped pay school fees for 25 pupils out of 300 children this year. Your kids do not stay out of school, instead wandering every day to school they stayed in boarding. You have shown that they are future assets to their future and nation. You fed them, give them medicine when they are sick, clothed them in new school uniforms, and put their first pair of shoes on their feet. Because of you, their future is full of opportunities and surprises


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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$7,405 raised of $12,000 goal
203 donations
$4,595 to go
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