South Sudanese women speak about their education and careers
Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. Here in this celebratory video, Margaret Eddershaw reads and performs her nine poems about Florence. By producing this video, it is hoped that funds will be raised to build a Health Centre at Ibba Girl's School in South Sudan. The poems are interpolated with a biographical narrative read by Keith Sturgess.
This issue includes an urgent appeal for flood victims in Ibba village, and an interview with trustee Margaret Eddershaw.
Julia Sanders, FIGS Trustee and Volunteer, gives a first-hand report of her recent visit to IGBS with Paul.
Read Ibba Girls School founder Bridget Nagomoro's story, and celebrate with us this International Women's Day 2018.
Pope Francis has called for today, Friday 23 February 2018 to be a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Catholic Bishops of South Sudan issue a bold statement on the day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan, calling for the killing to stop, for peace to be made, and offering a safe space to facilitate the peace process.
Click for details of the music CD by Ibba Girls School students coming your way in early March -- as well as a poetry collection and the embroidery from a South Sudanese women's collective!
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.
Great news: Thanks to your fantastic generosity, the Big Give 2017 has so far raised over £64,000 for Ibba Girls Boarding School.
This year's FIGS Christmas cards are available now.
Will you change the life of a girl in South Sudan, starting today?
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.
Catholic Bishop Taban receives peace and reconciliation award from the Anglican Church
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...
Kindness recovers kinship, a reality of connection there to be made.
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.
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
Big Give: over £53,000 raised!
“We’ve been waiting for you a long, long time”
FIGS Trustees John Benington and Jean Hartley stand with staff and students, all wearing their green school shirts at Ibba Girls Boarding School
The girl students at Ibba Girls Boarding School are back and raring to learn.
A collection of poems published in 2015 to raise awareness & support for Ibba School
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.
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.
Thursday 9 October 2014 saw one of the largest gatherings of South Sudanese diaspora in London for the official launch of Pencil Power.
Limited Edition Christmas card are now available for sale.
This Pencil Spells Hope