14.12.17

"And the darkness did not overcome it"

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FIG December 2017 Newsletter


13.12.17

Introducing the new FIGS CEO - Mark Simmons

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FIGS welcome Mark Simmons as its first Chief Executive Officer!


13.12.17

Vaida's Story

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Vaida is now in her penultimate year of primary education at IGBS. Here, she shares some of her experiences, particularly the difference between IGBS and her previous school.


13.12.17

FIGS Annual Supporters Meeting in Coventry, Saturday November 25th 2017

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About 50 people from all parts of the UK converged on Coventry for FIGS Annual Supporters Meeting on Sat Nov 25 – and many of them voted it the most inspirational AGM yet.


13.12.17

Observations in Ibba

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Reports from Keith Sturgess and Margaret Eddershaw, who visited South Sudan with John Benington and Jean Hartley in November 2017.


13.12.17

Weaver Birds and Work Permits

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Some Notes on Visit to Juba and Ibba in Nov 2017


30.11.17

Halfway there: A celebration and two simple actions

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Great news: Thanks to your fantastic generosity, the Big Give 2017 has so far raised over £64,000 for Ibba Girls Boarding School.


04.11.17

Two winter-warming invitations this November

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Annual Meeting Sat 25 Nov 12-6; Big Give Tue 28 Nov 12 noon


01.11.17

FIGS Christmas Cards and Calendars - Now for Sale!

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This year's FIGS Christmas cards are available now.


18.10.17

Stand in solidarity with Ozana to help stamp out poverty today

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Will you change the life of a girl in South Sudan, starting today?



10.10.17

Bishop Hiboro Edwardo visits Ibba School

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Bishop Hiboro Edwardo , of Tambura Yambio diocese, recently made a trip to Ibba Girls School on the 8th and 9th October.


09.10.17

#SupporterStories: Natalie Rothwell, Eric Shepley

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As a Friend of Ibba, you join hundreds of others all looking to give, volunteer and fundraise -- to be true friends to the girl students at Ibba for life. Read two of our Friends' Natalie Rothwell, Eric Shepley stories now.


27.09.17

Shout out for Ibba

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Join our 'Thunderclap' on Facebook and Twitter


11.09.17

Book Your Place Today for FIGS AGM on Sat Nov 26

DON'T MISS OUR ANNUAL MEETING in Coventry on Sat Nov 26


14.07.17

Budding entrepreneurs aged 10 sell stationery in aid of Ibba

Budding entrepreneurs Lila and Danya, both aged 10, recently organised themselves to sell recycled pens to children in their Year 5 group at Brunswick Primary School, to fund school supplies for the students of Ibba Girls Boarding School, South Sudan.


19.06.17

Nagomoro Bridget's Scholarship Fund

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As many of you know, the founder of Ibba Girls School, Bridget Nagomoro is currently in the UK studying for her Masters in Development Management with The Open University.


13.06.17

"There is something good happening in South Sudan"

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Catholic Bishop Taban receives peace and reconciliation award from the Anglican Church



03.11.16

Double your donation via the Big Give from 12pm Tuesday 29th November!

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Last year we raised £54,000 for Ibba Girls School through the Big Give matched funding campaign. This year we aim to raise a similar sum for the 2017-18 cohorts of new students...


06.10.16

Will you stand with Esther?

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Thank you so much for your donations to Ibba Girls Boarding School.


08.07.16

Kindness Closes the Gap: James Barrett's Think Piece 2, June 2016

Kindness recovers kinship, a reality of connection there to be made.


07.07.16

Linking the North Cotswolds to South Sudan?

Article from John Benington


04.07.16

A BIG Thank yYou!

We would like to extend a huge 'thank you!' to all of these Friends of Ibba Girls School, who have made it possible for 120 South Sudanese girls to continue their education in a safe, healthy environment.




20.05.16

Zhejiang Wonder in Ibba: Raising the Roof on Dormitory 3

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Friends of Ibba Girls School (FIGS) is delighted to announce that the Zhejiang Wonder Public Foundation, from Zhejiang Province, China, has made a generous donation of USD135,000 to cover the costs of constructing a dormitory and washroom block this year.




19.04.16

Paul Blog #1: Our arrival at Ibba

A team of 3 FIGS volunteers (Julia and Paul Sanders and Sue Hunt) is visiting Ibba from April 14 to 28. They are all experienced UK teachers, who have gone to do capacity building work with Ibba Girls School, working shoulder to shoulder alongside the IGBS staff. They will also contribute to English language teaching for staff and students, review progress with the building programme, and attend the Board of Governors meeting. They will send several blogs and photos while they are there



24.03.16

Share in Julliana’s hope this Easter!

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A big thank-you to all of you who responded quickly to our call to Pledge for Parity on 8th March 2016, International Women’s Day, by sponsoring girl students at Ibba Girls School.


07.03.16

Ibba Girls' Pantoum

by Margaret Eddershaw


07.03.16

Ibba Girls' Pantoum by Margaret Eddershaw

Published in Riding the Rainbow



07.03.16

Fundraising News

Progress Report from Chernise Neo, Feb 2016


07.03.16

Developmental Review of IGBS

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Carried out in Ibba in Feb 2016, jointly by Jean Hartley (FIGS Trustee) and Vicky Dratia (IGBS Director of Studies)


01.03.16

2 years since my Ibba visit: Reflections from fundraiser Chernise

IGBS pupils greeted FIGS vistors

“We’ve been waiting for you a long, long time”


01.03.16

2 years since my Ibba visit

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Reflections from fundraiser Chernise


17.02.16

IGBS re-opens! Send in your Wearing It Green photos today!

FIGS Trustees Wear It Green with IGBS

FIGS Trustees John Benington and Jean Hartley stand with staff and students, all wearing their green school shirts at Ibba Girls Boarding School


17.02.16

Greeness by Margaret Eddershaw

Margaret Eddershaw, poet and one of FIGS' strongest supporters celebrates #WEARITGREEN with a heartfelt poem.


15.02.16

IGBS is re-opening! Wear It Green on Wed 17 Feb to celebrate

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The girl students at Ibba Girls Boarding School are back and raring to learn.


12.02.16

Dance For Girls In South Sudan On 19th March

Fundraising Ceilidh 7pm at Beechwood Tennis Club


30.01.16

Riding the Rainbow - Images of Africa by Margaret Eddershaw

A collection of poems published in 2015 to raise awareness & support for Ibba School




25.10.15

This Year's Christmas Cards on Sale Now!

Christmas Greeting Cards from IBBA Girls School, South Sudan



18.08.15

Evening of Jazz at Kineton Sports and Social Club

On Saturday 15 September the Kineton Sports and Social Club in Litttle Kineton, will be hosting an evening of jazz with vocalist and pianist Julie Dunnand Ray Butcher on the trumpet. All proceeds from the evening will go to Ibba Girls’ School, South Sudan.


25.05.15

Letters from Brother Bill

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Brother Bill from the RC Solidarity team, with whom FIGS work at the Teachers Training College in Yambio, on the situation in South Sudan.


11.02.15

The Trustees Make Another Trip to Ibba Girls School

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Gary, Trustee and Treasurer of the Friends of Ibba Girls School set off to visit the school last week with other fellow members ahead of the welcoming of the second intake of girls.


16.10.14

Pencil Power – Saturday 11th October 2014

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In celebration of the UN International Day of the Girl-Child, Saturday 11th October 2014, our giant pencil weaved its way around the streets of London.


13.10.14

Personal Best for Pencil Power

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Sunday 12 October saw Friends of Ibba Girls School UK trustee Julie Lodrick run in the York marathon to raise money for Ibba Girls School.


13.10.14

Pencil Power Launch Event – Thursday 9th October 2014

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Thursday 9 October 2014 saw one of the largest gatherings of South Sudanese diaspora in London for the official launch of Pencil Power.


12.10.14

Christmas Greeting Cards from Ibba Girls School, South Sudan

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Limited Edition Christmas card are now available for sale.


09.10.14

Support Education for Girls with Pencil Power!

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Get ready to do good with the next selfie trend to take social media by storm, #pencilpower selfies, for education for girls.


02.10.14

October visit from John and Jean

John Benington taking a class at IGBS

UK Trustees John Benington and Jean Hartley are currently visiting us at Ibba Girls School.



24.08.14

Margaret Eddershaw’s Poetry Reading Session

Margaret Eddershaw has been doing further fundraising for FIGS through the sales of her poetry books and public readings.


24.08.14

Margaret Eddershaw’s Poetry Reading Session

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Margaret Eddershaw has been doing further fundraising for FIGS through the sales of her poetry books and public readings.



05.02.14

FIGS London Pub Quiz

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The FIGS London volunteers have been getting their thinking caps on with their first pub quiz in April.


21.10.13

Julie Lodrick runs a marathon for FIGS

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Mount School York Principle and FIGS Trustee Julie Lodrick is ran in the York Marathon


15.07.13

Bake A Brick Day

Working with Christ the Saviour School in Ealing, Jacob and Suha Lagu supported a fundraiser in which young students were sponsored to build 'bricks' for Ibba Girls School.


15.07.13

Dragon Boat Race

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A group of intrepid volunteers took part in the Tower Hamlets Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race on 21st July 2013.


10.07.13

Pedalling for Pencil Power

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Our marketing partners Totality entered a charity bike ride on behalf on FIGS in July 2014


15.05.13

Edith Galliers Ran London & Prague Marathons

Edith Galliers, convenor of the FIGS London is a regular runner and decided to set herself the challenge to do two marathons in a month.


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