Educational Institutions

Hope For Humanity, Inc.

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.hopeforhumanityinc.org

Mission Statement

Hope for Humanity Inc. is equipping South Sudan's girls and boys for leadership by providing a high quality education with a Christian foundation.

Main Programs

  1. Hope and Resurrection Secondary School
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Hope and Resurrection Secondary School is located in the village of Atiaba, Rumbek East County, Lakes State, South Sudan. We serve the greater region.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Suzanne M. Hicks

Keywords

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Lost Boys, Girl's Education, Education, Secondary School in South Sudan, Educate the future leaders

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EIN

20-1984786

 Number

0597362310

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments include seven successful years of operation of Hope and Resurrection Secondary School in Atiaba, South Sudan. A South Sudanese headmaster with 30 plus years of experience, and the Ugandan deputy headmaster and ten Ugandan teachers instruct and help shape the lives of our average 200 students representing grades 9-12. We continue to attract and retain girls, an important part of our mission and an critical part of the new nation's development. In December, 2011, we celebrated the school's first graduating class of 16 students, including four girls. Every student passed the national exam and one boy, Abraham Marial Akec, was number one in math and sciences in Lakes State and number five in the whole of South Sudan. Achievements in for the 2012 school year include each student paying their annual school fees up front before admittance to class for the year. This signals a shift as both students, their parents and relatives recognize the value of the quality education they are receiving at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School, and are willing to commit financially. In 2012, we began a new system of teacher evaluation and monitoring of student progress. Additionally, during the regular teacher meetings, students who would benefit from appropriate support will be identified and addressed. In December, 2012, we graduated another 24 students, including three girls. In August 2013, we completed the construction of dormitories to house up to 75 girls. When boarding a girl student, the success rate of her graduating with a solid academic performance increases significantly. At the request of the school's PTA, we successfully increased the school fees slightly. In December 2013, we graduated our third class at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School with seven girls and 15 boys. For the third year in a row, all students passed the national final exit exam; country wide the average pass rate is 50%. Our student, China Mayol, was the TOP STUDENT in the entire nation, achieving over 98 points /100 possible on his national final exam! Our graduates are among the most educated citizens of their new nation, and are proving successful in their efforts to secure gainful employment after graduation, as primary school teachers, employees of aid agencies, and community leaders. Our graduates are the future leaders of the country.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Hope and Resurrection Secondary School

A premier secondary school in South Sudan. We offer a high quality education to both boys and girls in an exceptional environment which values each student. Our dedicated teaching staff of eleven from Uganda and a local South Sudanese Headmater (with 31 years of experience) teach gender equality, leadership and peacemaking in addition to academics. The students are learning to value each other as boys and girls and are being prepared as the next generation of leaders in the new independent nation. Both girls and boys are seeing the value of educating girls, delaying marriage until the completion of their education, and encouraging girls as capable leaders of their families, communities and even their nation.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

$150,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Hope and Resurrection Secondary School is located in the village of Atiaba, Rumbek East County, Lakes State, South Sudan. We serve the greater region.

Funding Needs

Providing education, particularly secondary education, is an incredibly great need in South Sudan. This country has the lowest secondary enrollment in the world. Because there are very few secondary schools, the majority of children end their education at the eighth grade. Completing secondary level opens many more doors for their future. At the request of the community leaders, we employ qualified, university trained teachers from Uganda. In order to be competitive, we must pay for all of their travel expenses, their room and board at the school and a salary which encourages them to leave their families to work in a remote village in South Sudan. The greatest need lies in the operating expenses of the school, mainly teacher salaries, and programs like our school lunch program. The cost of sponsoring one student in 2014 school year is only $800.

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Hope for Humanity Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Hope For Humanity, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Suzanne M. Hicks

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Hope and Resurrection Secondary School in Atiaba, South Sudan, is making a real difference in the new nation. We are serving 231 students in this 2015 school year (April-December), including 93 girls. Our average enrollment each year has been 200 students, but the increase in children graduating from primary school has increased and the demand for secondary education now exceeds what the country is able to provide. Eighty girls are boarding in our new dormitory. We are greatly encouraged by the change we see in the region; parents now appreciate the value of their daughters completing their education at the secondary level. These girls represent the hope and change of their new nation. An educated girl will send her own children to school, have a positive impact on the economy and serve as female role models and leaders for their communities and country. The addition of girls' dorms will allow us to attract bright girls from the region and provide a safe and focused learning environment. We continue to be encouraged by annual visits to the school; our administrators are committed, strong leaders, our teachers are excited about their role in developing the students to be future leaders and our students are extremely grateful for the quality education they are receiving. A great source of satisfaction for me is watching these students grow in their confidence year by year. There is no doubt that Hope and Resurrection is one of the finest schools in the country and is developing South Sudan's next generation of strong leaders."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Soule

President, Board of Directors

Term: Mar 2014 - Feb 2016

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