Entries by Hope for Ariang

Education and healthy hygiene for girls

September 2018, was marked a special month for the #Girlchild in Ariang School. Two HOPE for Ariang team members, Elizabeth Deng and Josephine Lukas visited the school with the aim of highlighting and addressing some of the challenges eighth-grade girls face during menstruation. The visit shed light about HOPE for Ariang’s commitment to improving girls’ education […]

The Non-Instagram Worthy Side of Development

Today was hard. By mid-day I was overwhelmed by just how challenging it will be to reach HOPE for Ariang’s goal: to transform Ariang students through quality education. From the beginning, I knew that achieving this goal would not be easy. One “quick fix” will not magically change Ariang School into a center of learning […]

Empowering Educators Initiative

Dear Friends of Ariang, I am excited to report how HOPE is growing in Ariang, South Sudan! This year is off to a wonderful start because of your generous support. Let me recap some of our accomplishments thus far that were only possible through you! 675 boy and girl uniforms were made in Kenya and […]

Passing on the Role of Executive Director

Greeting Friends of HOPE for Ariang, I send my heartfelt greetings from South Sudan! At Ariang Primary School, students are finishing their school year and continue to take their studies seriously by having good attendance and promising exam results. In May 2017, the school marked its sixth year of learning in the building which you, our […]

Report from Ariang School

  Dear Family and Friends, At the beginning of December, I had the privilege of traveling to Ariang village to visit the school and meet with the community. It had been six years since I last visited and I was eager to reconnect with teachers, students, and community members as I begin my new role […]

Walk A Mile in My Shoes

As one of the only Primary Schools in the area, most students walk up to 2 hours a day to reach school. Without proper footwear, the long trek can be difficult and sometimes even dangerous. HOPE for Ariang Foundation seeks to reduce the barriers for students to receive a quality education.With this purpose in mind, […]