Hope For Ariang Staff

John Gitonga

Program Coordinator

John joined HFA to fill the position of Program Coordinator in Kenya. He has a strong background in ICT, database administration, research, and leadership. His journey started at Tennessee Institute of Information Technology where he enrolled in computer studies soon after high school. Being an internally displaced person, he volunteered to work at the same institute so that he could help out other youths to access computer education and start small businesses. To do this, he founded a youth organization called Investment and Power of Vision Initiative. This organization mentored youths on financial literacy and investment opportunities. After about 10 years of service to his community, John left his hometown for Nairobi to continue his studies at Tunapanda Institute. He demonstrated very reliable and concrete skills in leadership and organization management which saw Tunapanda retain him after graduation. He worked at Tunapanda as an ICT trainer, researcher, email & social media marketing officer, and as the head of operations sales & marketing. At HFA, John helps with coordination of all operational and logistical strategies of the organization.

Josephine Lukas

Program assistant

Prior to joining Hope For Ariang,  Josephine worked with Tunapanda Institute as an apprentice, Finance assistant and a business trainer. She joined HFA as Program assistant with the focus on supporting planning and implementation of special projects.  She believes in creating opportunities for others especially youths and women. She loves training, mentoring and coaching young people to be long-life learners, earners and problem solvers.

Ariang Primary School Staff

Samuel Kuer

Headteacher

Kuer has been teaching at Ariang Primary School since before the school building was even complete! He completed his Secondary School Certificate from Kampala, Uganda in 2010. From 2015 to 2016, Kuer was selected to attend a Government of South Sudan sponsored Teacher Training Institute. He is committed to Ariang Primary School and believes strongly in investing in the future of his community through education. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Kuer also teaches 5th Grade Social Studies, 7th Grade Math and 8th Grade Science.

Bol Macho

Bol Macho

Teacher
Samuel Dut

Samuel Dut

Teacher
William Mawien

William Mawien

Teacher
Simon Aken

Simon Aken

Teacher
James Deng

James Deng

Teacher
Ajang Madut Marol

Ajang Madut Marol

Teacher
William Bol

William Bol

Teacher
Majak Madut

Majak Madut

Teacher
Lazero Lual

Lazero Lual

Teacher
James Kom

James Kom

Teacher
Marko Deng

Marko Deng

Teacher
Monica Abuk

Monica Abuk

Teacher
John Garang

John Garang

Teacher
Salva Akuoc

Salva Akuoc

Teacher
Akook Kiir

Akook Kiir

Teacher
William Akol

William Akol

Teacher