Between 2009/2010, 54 children were sponsored at the levels of primary one, two, three, four, five, six and seven in the schools. We had two volunteers managed the affairs of these children on a daily basis to ensure that their needs were quickly addressed. The sponsorship to date has been financed largely by short-term charitable contributions from individuals, groups and foundations.
Expanded, recurring financial support allowed HOPE Ofiriha to serve a large number of orphans and children from desperate South Sudanese families in Kampala and the surrounding areas.
Due to current financial crisis many of these children are placed on a waiting list, and also the sponsor-families have temporarily suspended their supports. 20 students returned to South Sudan, 14 students are still active in the programme, 5 children who were ill are back in Schools in a second term this year, and supports were withdrawn from 14 students.
Janet Amitto sat for “A” level exams in November 2011. Results are due in October this year, and if she passes, Amitto will be the second girl from our programme to go for higher education, and the first to study medicines at university level.
Thanks for your recent generous gift to keep Impoverished Refugees in School.
Your commitment to help the needy to get liberated from extreme poverty is really appreciated by our trustees, and those who benefit most- the Children!
Your donation will pay the tuition, study materials, clothes, medicines and boarding fees for children already sponsored for the next three months. It also pays school fees for two new girls to complete form 4 – final year of secondary education. The two have been included in the program this semester. The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.
It was difficult to pay John Odoch’s school fees due to lack of extra funds when his sponsor-parent stopped his school fees. With funds from GlobalGiving we are already committed to a number of children for years until they complete their primary school – This is our aim! HOPE Ofiriha is open to sponsor more children – this call for new donors joins the initiative.
Good New; In April we got an e-mail from a donor offering to pay his school fees for two terms in 2012 and one term 2013. Odoch is in school after being left out for two years. He’s very happy and enjoying his classes. Hope Ofiriha appeals to anyone who can commit until he finishes primary education.
Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving to Match Donations to Hope Ofiriha from June 13. Are you looking for a way to support HOPE Ofiriha small scale-projects and get more bangs for your buck? Starting at midnight at 12:00am EDT on June 13, GlobalGiving is matching all donations by 30% for partner, 40% for leader, or 50% for superstar. Good news! – HOPE OFIRIHA is a superstar – and donation to our projects will be matched by 50%. There is a total of $75,000 available in matching funds and the campaign will run through June 13 or until the pool of matching funds runs out at 11:59 pm EDT.
In addition to the match, GlobalGiving is offering a $ 1,000 bonus to the project that raises must funds and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives the most unique donations during the campaign period. This will be the final site-wide matching campaign for GlobalGiving this year, so consider making your end-end gifts on June 13. During the most recent campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early!
Because the bonuses will be awarded to specific projects this is a terrific opportunity to help the needy get out from extreme poverty.
Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you our quarterly reports about our work. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, what we have achieved.
Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.
I’m Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator. I will be sending you project updates from the ground throughout 2012. Read more
Hope Ofiriha would like to thank our donors for your ongoing support. Because of your generosity, we are operating 14 small scale projects in South Sudan and Uganda.
As we head to a new year, we ask that you please keep Hope Ofiriha in mind for year-end donations. We’re currently raising money to fund a clean water hand pump and Mairo School building projects that will benefits children in Omilling. Whether your giving is influenced by the spirit of the season giving, tax planning or a desire to contribute to a great cause, your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who will benefit from these projects.
By making your year-end donation to Hope Ofiriha via the “Donate Now” button on our GlobalGiving page, you can help us fight extreme poverty.
I wish you a Happy New Year from Hope Ofiriha!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States and around the world!
In celebration of Thanksgiving Day, Hope Ofiriha understands the observance of these festive family holidays that commemorates “United States’ rich mix cultures and traditions reflecting the blessings and sacrifices made by your forefathers”.
Hope Ofiriha wishes to send a most sincere thank you to all our supporters, donors, child Sponsor, partners, volunteers, and everyone else playing a role in our success. Together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of South Sudanese women and children struggling to rebuild a better future for themselves, their families, and their community.
Enjoy this special day of Thanksgiving and remember that we could not do this work without all the ways you help us. We’re so thankful for everything you do!
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