Get Involved, Volunteer To Work With FIGS!

You don’t need to go to South Sudan to help FIGS achieve our aim. We are working with local South Sudanese traders to design and build the school, but there are a lot of ways you can help us progress right here in England. We are looking volunteers, based in London, who’d be interested to get involved in a range of local events and activities! This will include working with:

  • UK-based South Sudanese communities.
  • Schools to raise awareness and support fundraising.
  • Other volunteers to organize large fundraising events.
  • Trustees to write bids in order to obtain funding and more…

We are a new and small charity and we have a lot of work ahead of us! By getting involved you will help shape the projects future and will make a huge difference to the lives of young South Sudanese women.

If you’re interested in getting involved we formally invite you to join us at our introductory event in London! Please can all attendees send notice of their attendance to Londonfigs@gmail.com as soon as possible.

DATE: Thursday, 7th February
TIME: 7pm-8:30pm
LOCATION: 22 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0TB

Meeting Location Map

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) have kindly offered to let us use one of their meeting rooms to hold our first London volunteers event.

The offices are a 5 minute walk from Euston Station.

The closest train & tube stops are:

  • Euston Station – Northern and Victoria lines.
  • Russel Square – Piccadilly line.
  • Euston Square – Hammersmith & City line, Circle and Metropolitan lines.

If you would like further information or to contact the organizers please email: Londonfigs@gmail.com

– Josh

A new local Ibba initiative with British support

Bridget Nagomoro, Steering Group Chair of Ibba Girls School

Commissioner Bridget Nagomoro, founder of Ibba Girls School, has said:

The commitment and involvement of the local Ibba community is vital to the success of this project for a new school for girls. The school has won the active support of the local community, including the village elders, tribal chiefs, the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, and the government – at county, state and national levels. We have already started to strengthen teaching at primary level, and to encourage girls to aspire to continue their education. The Friends of Ibba Girls School funded the salaries of four qualified teachers in feeder primary schools in the area. And we will  support adult literacy and education classes, making the school a valuable asset to the whole community – most people have missed out on the chance of schooling because of the civil war.