Hope Secondary School in South Sudan
Lietnhom is located in Bahr El Ghazal Region in Warrap State of South Sudan. It has a population of approximately 130,000 and is growing. War and fighting have left the entire population impoverished and the entire infrastructure destroyed. There is no electricity. Some children are so poor they go naked because they can’t afford Clothes. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in South Sudan where 45% of the population is under the age of 15. Many will not have the opportunity for education because there aren’t enough schools, and many families cannot afford to pay for their children to attend.
ALARM realized that unless the Church of South Sudan establishes affordable and accessible Christian Secondary schools where Christian values will be taught and men and women of integrity, character, and peacebuilding will be developed, South Sudan will become a breeding ground for hatred, religious wars, ethnic violence, terrorism, genocide, and terrorism.
While some of these schools are graduating children after the eighth grade, there is no public or private secondary school in the region. Only a handful students whose parents are capable of sending them to boarding schools have managed to go to secondary school. The nearest secondary school is about 50 miles from Lietnhom. As a result, the majority of students who finish elementary school stay home.
Hope Secondary School is envisioned to be a place where people in the Bahr El Ghazal Region and South Darfur Region will send their children for quality education. ALARM wants to empower the weak and vulnerable community in developing leaders with a biblical worldview that embraces all people of all tribes, races and nationalities.
Hope Secondary School is the first and only secondary school to be opened in Gogrial East County. Therefore, it is a school for the entire community. It officially opened on April 1, 2008.
Tuition is $150 per year for a student for books and tuition. The goal is to build a residential school where children will stay and live in a multi-tribal community where stereotypes and tribalism will be broken down and children will be taught the values of embrace, inclusion and reconciliation.
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