Education
 Uganda
Project #4499

Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha
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Amitto: medical student Makerere University
Amitto: medical student Makerere University

The only tool to defeat poverty is education, said Nelson Mandela ex-president South Africa.

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda project. Your commitment to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those who will benefit most – the children!

 Republic South Sudan can develop when the population can read and write in order to tackle the numerous obstacles of development, and without Education is nearly impossible to defeat poverty. Education, development and peace are like brothers and sisters. They go hand in hand.

Our greatest concern is Jane Amitto who is currently doing medicine at Makerere University Uganda. Her semester fee is $385 (payable quarterly). Her fees include accommodation,  lectures, foods, printable study materials, and Lab. Do you have any suggestion to help Amitto?

We are keeping children in schools that Hope Ofiriha had been paying for their studies for several years through this program. In the first term 2013: three new students were admitted in this program, two girls, and a boy. We are also paying the school fees for 18 pupils in north-Uganda. These children will return in November 2013 after writing their primary school leaving certificate "final exams" so they join their parents in south sudan.

These children are very eager to see this project progressing. We need your help to keep them at school.

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Abeer; I am going back to School
Abeer; I am going back to School

We wish you a happy new year 2013!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Keep Impoverished Refugees in School in Uganda project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!

Education is very important tool to fight poverty in Africa. The continent can only develop when the population is educated. 95% of African lack of development is blame on illiteracy.

The children will be returning to school January 27 2013. We will continue to support the same children for years to come. Jane Amitto, whom HO paid her school fees for years, is now doing medicine at Makere University in Uganda. A new boy has been granted a two year support to complete his primary school.  The number of children we are supporting will drop down to 24 from 73 due to lack of funding. As soon as we get more funds - children whom are suspended will be recalled back to continue.

HO’s main concern is Jane Amitto; the university fee is higher than her previous annual fees of $425. We really want to support Amitto pursue her medicine program, but – we need a donor to commit to pay her school fees for four (4) years.

Children are very eager to see this project progressing. We need your help to your to keep children at school, and to pay Amitto’s higher education.

While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.

Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.

We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.

May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!

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October 17th; Bonus Day
October 17th; Bonus Day

Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving is Matching Donations to Hope Ofiriha from October 17th 2012. Are you looking for a way to support Hope Ofiriha get more bangs for your bucks? On October 17th, GlobalGiving will be matching donations 30% up to $1,000 per donor, per project. There is $50,000 available in matching funds. Matching will begin at 12:01 am EDT and last until funds run out or until 11:59 pm EDT. Once funds have been depleted, no more donations will be matched.

Let’s dedicate this Bonus Day to “South Sudanese deportee children”. Wrap your school supplies to ensure a child get back to school in 2013.

In addition, GlobalGiving is offering two levels of bonuses; the organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving; and the organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.

This will be the last bonus day of the year, so consider making your gifts on October 17. During the previous campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early! Please GIVE HERE!

We urge you to help us spread the Give More, Get More campaign. Promote our cause on your social media outlets such as – Facebook, and Twitter. These are great places to share our project.

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Sarafina Abee King - beneficiary
Sarafina Abee King - beneficiary

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.

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John Odoch in School after two years waiting
John Odoch in School after two years waiting

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.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
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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