We partner with local communities to provide inclusive access to quality education and opportunities for children and youth through a holistic approach.
We envision prosperous and empowered communities in South Sudan where every man, woman, and child has access to education, leadership, social, and economic opportunities.
What We Do
Ariang Network of Schools Program supports three primary schools in a very remote village of South Sudan – reaching 2,500 and 60 teachers with educational resources, teacher training opportunities, and school leadership & management training and support.
This is a high school sponsorship program. Very few families are able fund their children’s secondary education. HOPE selects a few passionate and determined students, covers their school fees, buys them uniforms, and enrolls them to a boarding high school.
When there is quality instruction happening in the classroom, the students are much more likely to succeed academically. This teacher training program supports teachers to access formal training opportunities, therefore, reducing educational inequalities.
HOPE’s intervention to reduce poverty cycles in post-conflict Sout Sudan. This program trains women and youth in business development and management skills. Upon successful graduation, HOPE funds the graduates to start, sustain and scale their businesses.
“Rebuilding Hope,” the work of award-winning documentary filmmaker Jen Marlowe, has brought Gabriel’s story and the Ariang School project to the attention of film audiences worldwide. The film chronicles the struggle for survival and the ultimate triumph of Gabriel and his two Sudanese friends, Koor Garang Chol and Samuel Garang Mayuol.
Their journeys from “Lost Boys” to college graduates, American citizens, and directors of relief efforts provide the foundation for Marlowe’s moving film. “This film isn’t just a movie about Sudan. It’s not just a movie about refugees returning home. It’s about identity and family, and a central question all of us confront: What is my responsibility in the world?
What can I do from where I am and what I have?” Jen Marlowe, Director of Rebuilding Hope
Impact Stories and Program Updates
2018 Teacher Fellows
Empowering Educators Initiative
HOPE for Ariang Foundation
P.O. Box 569
Syracuse, NY, 13214