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Cautious Hope and Helping Hands: September Newsletter

2020 School Flood

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


Introducing New Chair of Trustees, Roy Warden


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.


South Sudan needs Marshall-style plan

A South Sudanese child at the Bidibidi refugee camp

The continued conflict and the impending famine in parts of South Sudan (Editorial, 13 March) is indeed in danger of increasing the “sense that the situation is beyond hope or resolution”


John Benington is one of four runners-up for Times/Sternberg Award

FIGS Chair of Trustees John Benington received the Times/Sternberg Active Life runner-up award at 11 Downing Street by Michael Sternberg QC, representing his family foundation. The award was presented, in recognition of his work on setting up Ibba Girls Boarding School.


Linking the North Cotswolds to South Sudan?

Article from John Benington


A BIG Thank You!

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.


2 years since my Ibba visit


Reflections from fundraiser Chernise


Stories from our diocese


Education for girls in South Sudan

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