This year has been a year of growth and impact! It started with the launch of our Scholars Empowerment Program (SEP) in January and ended with the successful completion of our women’s business development pilot project just this week!
In the middle of these two strong bookends, the year included other highlights like sustaining Ariang school educational and recreational programs, graduating our first cohort of trained teachers, expanding HOPE’s program team by 100%, and providing a new uniform to every single Ariang Primary student.
While we’re proud of all these milestones achieved, we are most proud of the direct impact it makes in individuals’ lives.
Individuals like, Marko who is excelling in Math and Sciences after his first year in high school. He dreams of becoming a doctor and is taking steps towards this goal thanks to the scholarship he received through SEP.
Or, Teacher Ajang who developed a new passion for teaching and stepped into new school leadership roles as a result of the teacher training he received.
Even, Akuach who has a new confidence and sense of dignity thanks to the sewing and tailoring training she received over four months. She can’t wait to support her family by starting her own tailoring business in 2020 and training other community women.
It is the change and impact in individuals’ lives like Marko, Ajang, and Akuach that motivate us to keep working hard so that even more can have equal access to educational and leadership opportunities.
Nearly 90% of our raised funds go directly to programs and services in South Sudan? With such low overhead costs, this means that your donation has a direct impact on others reaching their fullest potential. Now THAT is something YOU can be proud of! We ask you to please consider supporting this important work. We wish you a happy holiday and a peaceful new year.
April: Teacher Ajang leads students assembly on Teacher graduation day
September: HOPE established a head office in the country’s capital Juba
August: Women’s Empowerment Program training begins
October: SEP students complete a cooperative learning activity during a Bany Akolda
Dignity through uniforms | by John Gitonga
When a student wears a uniform, he or she achieves a sense of dignity in many communities of South Sudan and parents will likely relieve them of some activities and chores that would prevent them from attending school.
On November 4, Tailored for Education made it possible for all 1,000 Ariang school students in Grade 1 – 8 to receive a uniform and pair of shoes. Tailored for Education funded the project and HOPE for Ariang program staff provided all the necessary logistics to make it a success. Read more >>>
Holiday gifts that give back
There are THREE specific ways you can support HOPE for Ariang this holiday season!
Give the Gift of Education
Invest in a child’s education at any sponsorship levels. When you donate in honor of someone this holiday, we’ll send you a HOPE notecard to put under their tree. View sponsorship levels >>
Soy Candles & Other Merchandise
Our holiday shop features unique Kenyan Artisan items and candles made in Central New York! The proceeds of all these items supports HOPE programs. Visit our