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!