Making An Impact
In 2004, Hope for Humanity, Inc. was founded and is committed to the idea that education is the best way to help the southern Sudan to grow and become self- sustaining.
In 2005, the vision for a secondary school was born during a visit to southern Sudan, before the nation of South Sudan was officially recognized as a country.
In 2007, classroom buildings, a latrine, and a cook shed were completed.
In 2008, Hope and Resurrection Secondary School opens with 64 students and four teachers.
In 2010, an open air pavilion for school assemblies was built.
In 2011, featuring 11 graduates — 4 girls and 7 boys — the first graduation ceremony takes place while students also celebrate the foundation of their new independent country, South Sudan.
In 2012, 24 students graduate.
In 2013, a girls’ dorm is built, allowing girls to live safely on campus, and 22 students graduate.
In 2014, more than 190 students, 84 of whom are girls, complete the school year and 74 girls live on campus in the dorms. There are 7 female and 16 male graduates.
In 2015, enrollment reaches 231 students, 93 of whom are girls, and the staff features 12 university-trained teachers. The girls’ dorm is at full capacity with 84 girls living on campus. Hope and Resurrection Secondary School celebrates its fifth graduation. 27 students — 14 girls and 13 boys — are nationally recognized high school graduates. And, Hope for Humanity’s operational leadership begins transition from its sole founder to a team of many directors.
In 2016, Hope and Resurrection School opens for the ninth year! Our 12 university-trained teachers from Uganda safely arrived at the school early this year and began working with our South Sudanese Headmaster, Anthony Mading Wal, to educate a grand total of 249 students (100 girls and 149 boys).
In 2017, Hope and Resurrection Secondary School expanded the peace messaging project by a partnership with USAID programs. HRSS students carry the peace messages they have learned to local primary schools. The goal to implement the founding vision of having South Sudanese leadership while also emphasizing more females begins.
In 2018, The goal to expand the number of students being served is reached and exceeded with over 350 students enrolled. Two new South Sudanese Teachers are hired, and a female South Sudanese Administrator is hired. The internet is installed at the school to improve school campus’ facilities and operations.
In 2019, Hope and Resurrection Secondary School continues to lead the country in gender equity and on International Women's Day, Hope and Resurrection School Administrator, Awut Mayom Agok, is recognized as the first female to serve as a secondary school administrator in Lakes State, South Sudan. She is also recognized by the USA State Department as an international voice leading peace initiatives led by women in violent and war-torn countries. She becomes the first graduate of the school to visit the United States!
In 2020, For the first time since the school opened in 2011, the entire HRSS teaching staff is South Sudanese. The vision for South Sudanese to lead South Sudan becomes a reality on the HRSS campus. Classes are disrupted by COVID-19 shut-downs, and an alternate school schedule is adopted per the South Sudan Ministry of Education.
In February of 2021 – The tenth graduating class graduates just a few months later than expected due to COVID-19 shutdowns, with fifty-three graduates (19 girls and 34 boys), This is the largest graduating class in HRSS history. All of them passed their national examination with very good scores. The mean score of the classes' national examination is 81.8. The highest score for the class was achieved by a female student with a score of 86.3%. The top five students' scores are 86.3%, 86%, 85.3%, 85.3%, and 85%.
In Spring of 2021 - The fourteenth year of offering education begins at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School.
In 2022, The eleventh graduating class of 50 students (17 girls and 33 boys) sit for their National Examination. The fifteenth year of offering education begins at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School.
Now after fifteen years of successful education, Hope and Resurrection school has over 300 nationally recognized high school graduates. Our alumni are nurses, teachers, ministers, business administrators, peace advocates, and the strong leaders needed in South Sudan.