OurModel

Our Vision

We believe in a peaceful and prosperous South Sudan where every man, woman, and child is able to access education and economic opportunities to build a mutually accountable, inclusive, equitable, and empowered society.

Our Mission

HOPE for Ariang Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing South Sudanese with inclusive access to education, opportunities, and resources, with a special focus on girls – One village at a time.

OurValues

  • Inclusiveness

    We break down social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from participating in community development.

  • Citizenship

    We aim to teach the importance and necessity of accountability and social responsibility both to one’s community and one’s country.

  • Holistic Approach

    There is interconnectedness of school and community; therefore, we are involved in providing access to resources such as wells, electricity, and health clinics.

  • Self-reliance and Sustainability

    We strive to build the capacity of the local communities so that they can manage and sustain their development.

  • Collaboration

    We work with the community and other stakeholders to accomplish more than we could on our own.

  • Integrity and Accountability

    We strive to apply the highest levels of ethics, accountability, transparency, and professionalism in our work.

Who We Serve

We serve the people of Ariang village and neighboring rural communities. We place special attention on overcoming the economic and societal barriers that affect girls and recognizes the importance of providing education to reduce the gender gap. We seek to create a sustainable model in Ariang that can be replicated to empower people in other regions of the country.

Where We Work

We operate in a rural region of post-conflict South Sudan. The Republic of South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011 as the outcome of a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war.The nation has been destroyed by more than two decades years of civil war with the North, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2.5 million people and the displacement of more than six million. Today, South Sudan continues to fight its own civil war that has had a devastating impact on growth and development in the World’s newest nation.

Ariang, South Sudan

Ariang is a rural area located in the state of Gogrial in the northwest region of the country. Currently, people’s livelihoods and access to education are threatened by gender inequity, political instability, poverty, malnutrition, lack of access to health care and weak institutions. In addition to these nation-wide problems, rural villages like Ariang lack adequate roads and social facilities.