Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 2.30.59 PMIn 2015, the Diocese of Bethlehem has doubled its support for primary school students in Kajo Keji, South Sudan. In each of the six primary schools that the diocese’s New Hope campaign supports, 20 children have been awarded scholarships

“Our two primary aims are to insure an equal balance along gender lines and to help the poor, particularly war orphans, receive an education, breaking the cycle the poverty,” says Deacon Charlie Barebo, New Hope chair. “These beautiful children are from the Helen Wagner Liwolo New Hope School, which is first out of 126 county primary schools for eighth grade passage of the high school entrance exams. 

“Thank you for giving New Hope to those who had none,” said Barebo.

On May 6, Laura Chegwidden announced that between now and diocesan convention in October, the Episcopal Church Women will work with congregations to raise money for scholarships for girls in Kajo Keji primary and secondary schools. Primary school scholarships are $30 each and secondary school scholarships are $325 each. Please send scholarship donations to Diocesan House, 333 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, attention: Charlie Barebo, and note the scholarship designation in the memo line.