HOPE for Ariang Foundation recognizes the obstacles for a student to continue learning after completing their primary education at Ariang Primary School. The obstacles become even harder for a young girl in South Sudan. In order to provide increased opportunities for Ariang Primary School graduates to attend secondary school, HOPE for Ariang is launching a new scholarship program for qualified students.
Students will be selected through an application and interview process where grades, teacher recommendations, school attendance, and motivation are considered. Students will be admitted to a local secondary school with the option of boarding, especially for our female students.
Research finds that when a girl has the opportunity to attend boarding school, they are more likely to stay in school and succeed academically. Appropriate schools will be identified in Kuajok and Wau, two larger towns that offer better secondary school options. As we launch this new initiative in 2018, we are excited to share the stories of our first cohort of sponsored students.
To sponsor an Ariang Primary School graduate, click here