South Sudanese children have been scattered around the globe, after their parents fled the bloody civil war in Sudan. Once South Sudan became an independent state, many began to return to their old-new country. About 1,500 South Sudanese who found asylum in Israel, were deported back to South Sudan this summer. Among them are many children, who studied in the Israeli education system for the last few years, where they got a good head start.
The deportees from Israel have not yet had the chance to get settled in South Sudan, to find a proper place to live in and to get jobs which will enable them to provide for their families. Many Deportee parents are unable to make the payments necessary for sending their children to school. They are worried that without education, these Deportee children who are fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, after years of excelling in their studies, will soon be amongst the street gangs in Juba.
These children are the future hope of South Sudan. Giving them proper education will not only ensure a better future for them and their families, but also give the Republic of South Sudan hope for a better future. These children cannot study in Juba as international reports show that the level of education in the newest nation is below the lowest. These children received a good head start in the Israeli education system, which shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste. Deportee parents want their children to study in Uganda to ensure good education, similar to the one they got in Israel.
What better opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the Deportees in their nation than to ensure each child receives good education for themselves, their families, and South Sudan?
Lea, an Israeli mother, whose son’s friend and classmate was deported to South Sudan last July, decided to take upon herself the mission of raising the money required to send 100 Deportee children to school. She asked that ISRAELI donors consider donating just $10 on a monthly basis, as regular income to helps the project plan for future students. Every 5 such donors will sponsor one child’s full education. Regardless of what you can give, Lea is thankful. “Please tell them”, Lea said, that whatever is given will go a very long way.
Let’s rally this September and throw a welcome party to send 100 children to School in Uganda. Each dollar counts or any gift wrap suitable for this party; good education and school supplies will ensure a child gets out of the cycle of poverty. What will you give?
$10 pays for an exercise book, pen, pencil, rubber and a ruler for a student
$50 pays for accommodation, meals, school-supplies, shoes and uniform for a month
$150 pays for a uniform, a pair of shoes, school-supplies, meal, and accommodations for 3 months
Thank you for your generosity and for sharing in the HOPE the Israeli community gives to their neighbors in South Sudan.