22.09.22

September Newsletter - Education as a Catalyst for Peacebuilding

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Marking Peace Day by Looking back on education and peacebuilding events over the summer.


04.08.22

NEW DATE! Join us on 17th August to explore education & peace-building

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Change of date due to rail strikes, and lunch now included for in-person attendees. We hope to see you there!


14.07.22

How Education Can Shape South Sudan's Next Decade... (July Newsletter)

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Upcoming hybrid event this August; an interview with a South Sudanese mother and academic; & updates from Ibba Girls' School.


16.06.22

Forging a Future for South Sudan (June Newsletter)

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Updates from IGBS and FIGS, including election of prefects at the school, advertising for new FIGS trustees, and an invitation to join us in London on 18 August.


05.05.22

A Season of New Possibilities (Newsletter May 2022)

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Heavy rainfall will soon refresh the lush, green campus of Ibba Girls' Boarding School. Those are not the only signs of vibrant life and new possibility arriving at IGBS; the girl students have returned for the start of a milestone academic year, when for the first time there are students in all four secondary year groups.


08.03.22

International Women's Day 2022, #BreakTheBias

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What steps can you take towards gender equality? #BreakTheBais


22.02.22

Renewed Vision at IGBS - February Newsletter

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New trustees and staff have brought a sense of renewed vision to IGBS.


19.01.22

Webinar: New Developments at IGBS

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Booking is now open for our webinar on Saturday 5th February.


15.12.21

Cautious Signs of Hope After a Difficult Year for South Sudan

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Our newsletter for December, reflecting on the ups and downs of 2021.


17.11.21

One Donation. Twice the Impact. (November Newsletter)

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In this edition of our newsletter, learn more about how your donation can be doubled in the #ChristmasChallenge21. Also read about the latest on recruitment for the Head Teacher and Senior Finance Manager posts at IGBS, and more.


10.11.21

Doubled donations and an online party to celebrate!

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The Big Give's Christmas Challenge is back! Join us to celebrate at 7pm on 30th Nov. #ChristmasChallenge21




28.07.21

10 Years On - July Newsletter

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Join us as we look back on 10 years of independence in South Sudan and 10 years investing in education for Friends of Ibba Girls' School.



30.03.21

Ibba Girls To Return To School - Newsletter March 2021

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Easter greetings and a warm welcome to the latest FIGS newsletter, in which we bring you hopeful news of political stabilisation in South Sudan and a potential return to school for the girls...





23.11.20

Update on the Re-Opening of IGBS

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The school re-opened on 6th October for the cohort of 26 Primary 8 students, who continue to prepare for their Primary Leaving Certificate exams which are due to take place in February.


22.11.20

A New Voice for Girls' Education: Introducing David Lewis

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FIGS Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of David Lewis as the new Chair of FIGS.


11.10.20

Unlocking Their Potential: October 2020 Newsletter

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After a long period of uncertainty, the Government of South Sudan has just announced a phased return to school after the enforced lockdown - starting with the Primary 8 classes who will now have 6 days a week of intensive teaching to catch up for their Primary Leaving Certificate Exams, now postponed until next March...


23.09.20

Cautious Hope and Helping Hands: September Newsletter

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This issue includes an urgent appeal for flood victims in Ibba village, and an interview with trustee Margaret Eddershaw.


31.07.20

Achievements and Financial Summary 2019

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Now available to download.




01.04.20

Introducing New Chair of Trustees, Roy Warden

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After 9 years as FIGS’ founding chair of trustees, and as part of a long-standing plan for good governance, John Benington will be stepping down as chair of trustees on 1 May 2020. He will be handing over the reins to Roy Warden.





11.02.19

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Science, education and gender equality are all vital to the success of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and these are all celebrated on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science today.


23.01.19

FIGS CEO Mark Simmons reports signs of hope following recent visit to South Sudan

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"The sense of optimism and hope on my recent visit to South Sudan was almost tangible..."



02.08.18

July 2018 Full Newsletter: International Day of Friendship

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In this July 2018 issue of the FIGS Newsletter, read the latest news from Ibba Girls Boarding School and find out how supporters, Trustees, schoolchildren and choristers are being friends to girl students in South Sudan.













08.03.18

Celebrate International Women's Day 2018: Read how Bridget Nagomoro started Ibba Girls School

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Read Ibba Girls School founder Bridget Nagomoro's story, and celebrate with us this International Women's Day 2018.


13.02.18

Education cannot wait!

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In this issue of FIGS February 2018 Newsletter, we celebrate the start of the 5th year of Ibba Girls Boarding School.


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!


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


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?



27.09.17

Shout out for Ibba

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Join our 'Thunderclap' on Facebook and Twitter


18.09.17

The Future Starts Today

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September 2017 Newsletter


25.05.17

And the darkness has not overcome it...

FIGS May 2017 Newsletter


02.03.17

Responding to the Crisis in South Sudan

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FIGS March 2017 Newsletter




29.09.16

Update on IGBS

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FIGS September 2015 Newsletter


08.07.16

5th Anniversary of Independence

FIGS July 2016 Newsletter


25.05.16

Spring Forwards, Fall Backwards

FIGS May 2016 Newsletter



23.02.16

3 Cheers for 3 Years - Then Add 27!

FIGS February 2016 Newsletter


22.12.15

Enjoy Figs This Christmas!

FIGS December 2015 Newsletter


10.07.15

Girls Education for Independence

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FIGS July 2015 Newsletter


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