When did BOCEP begin?
The Bor Orphanage & Community Education Project Inc. (BOCEP) was founded in 2011 by Abraham Maluk and Mr. Abraham Malual, two former Lost Boys from the Dinka Bor region of South Sudan.
Where is BOCEP located?
BOCEP is based in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia, but works for the benefit of the orphaned children of Bor, in South Sudan.
Bor, the capital of Jonglei State, is located on the East bank of the White Nile 2 hours North of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.
Are donations to BOCEP tax deductible?
We are currently working to establish our DGR (deductible gift recipient) status. In the meantime donations are not able to be claimed as tax deductions.
How can I help?
There are many ways to help!
- Can you display our prints, canvases or books?
- Have you got a fundraising idea you think we should know about?
- Would you like us to come and speak at your club or workplace?
If you would like to join our committed team, please get in touch by calling or emailing and we can talk further about how you can get involved.
How can I donate towards the cause?
We welcome any donations to our cause, and encourage you to purchase any of our products in our online shop.
Keep an eye on our fundraising page for upcoming events and ideas.
How much of your donation will directly reach the children?
We are committed to ensuring that your donations will make a difference. We recognise as our project grows, there is a need for some administration costs, however, we are proud to say that these costs are kept to a minimum so that your donation gets to where it is needed most…….the children.
Our team are all volunteers who give up their time…and often their own funds, to ensure that this project succeeds. Please contact us if you would like to know more about where your money is going. BOCEP prides itself on being transparent and we welcome any queries you may have.
Did BOCEP fund the team’s trip to South Sudan in 2012?
No. The team’s trip was self funded and at no time were funds from BOCEP used for individuals expenses. We are all committed to the cause and felt it necessary to walk in the shoes of those we are trying to assist. It was a life changing experience and one we will never forget.
When will the team travel back to South Sudan?
Our CEO Abraham Maluk is planning to travel to Bor this coming November, 2014 to assess the situation and feed back to the team in Australia.
It is our desire to travel back to South Sudan as a team in the future, when construction has begun. For now, we have a trusted team of locals working away in Bor and surrounds, who are keeping in constant contact with us here in Australia.
Can I sponsor a child?
We are planning to have child sponsorship available in the future and this is something we are currently looking into. Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in being a part of by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org