Adong, returns to school in seond term in Uganda
Thanks for your recent donation to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
The Republic of South Sudan gained independence in 2011 after two decades of civil war. While it’s a new country, many of the old problems remain. We continue to work hard to provide a better life for the country's most vulnerable children.
Sponsored child update - HopeOfiriha sponsorship programs operate in Gulu/Kampala for South Sudanese children. Whilst there has been some violence and tension high in Juba, there have been no reports of death or injury to sponsored children or their families.
In late November 2013 sixty five pupils went to spend the vacation with their families in Juba, and report to school by February 2014. To stay in touch with our policy to sponsor each child per family and from different parts of the country, the children sponsored came from different tribes - Dinka 15, Nuer 13, Acholi 21, Bari 11, and Madi 5 respectively.
The children from the Dinka and Nuer community have not reported to school in Uganda, and HOPE Ofiriha has no idea what had happened to them. We were told they went to Jonglei state to spend Charismas holidays with their families. Thirty seven children from Equatoria Region have reported to school in Uganda. HOPE Ofiriha is working hard to establish the where about of the missing ones.
We sponsor these children with funds donated by south Sudanese in Diaspora, GlobalGiving, European individual families, and a cooperate donor.
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