The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Feb 3, 2015

YOUR Future Students Are Ready To Learn!

Your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School
Your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School

YOUR first class of students at YOUR Nyaka Vocational Secondary School are already showing how excited they are to learn!

Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. In the past, this test had the power to decide their entire future. It was used to determine if they would be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who did not score high enough were often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have had to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attend a formalized vocational school.

This year, 87% of your Primary 7 students received a B+ or higher and ALL of YOUR students passed!

Thanks to your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, ALL of your Primary 7 students will be given high quality education when their new school opens on February 9th!

YOUR support is the reason that ALL of YOUR children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future!

The more YOU help, the less likely these children will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams.  Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School soon, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! Your support of this project is helping us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students will have the opportunity to get a high quality education.

Thank YOU!

Some of the hundreds of future NVSS students
Some of the hundreds of future NVSS students

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Feb 3, 2015

YOUR Students Passed with Flying Colors!

Joanita is excited to start secondary school!
Joanita is excited to start secondary school!

Last year YOU gave 192 girls in primary school and 97 girls in secondary or vocational school free education, healthcare, sanitary pads, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.

When school starts in less than a month, YOU will be educating even more girls than ever before!

In just days YOUR girls in Primary 7 will be in the first class to attend YOUR Nyaka Vocational Secondary School and we already know they are going to be successful!

Every year YOUR primary seven class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. This test has the power to decide their entire future. It will determine if they will be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who do not score high enough are often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attending a formalized vocational school.

This year of the 25 female students in primary seven, 23 girls passed with a B+ or higher! All of the students passed with a C or higher!

Without supporters like YOU these girls wouldn’t have the encouragement and support to further their education and make smart decisions. YOU made sure they knew their value and worth, reminding them that there are people, even strangers who truly care about their well-being. YOU gave them the ability to discover their unknown talents and skills. 

As the years grow, more girls will be able to have their chance at a positive future!

The more YOU help, the less likely these girls will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams.  Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School soon, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! If you want to help us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students have the opportunity to get a high quality education, please consider giving to our new project on global giving, Build A School for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Uganda.

YOUR girls and all of us here at Nyaka want to say Thank YOU!

Your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School
Your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School

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Feb 3, 2015

YOU Believed in Mauda!

Granny Group leaders managing funds for loans
Granny Group leaders managing funds for loans

The incredible work YOU are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda has shown this year, helping many families and communities.

Mauda is one of the 7,005 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 57 years old and raising two grandchildren on her own. Her grandchildren came to live with her seven years ago after their mother died of HIV/AIDS.

Mauda had a wish to start a goat-rearing project to help support her family. Unfortunately with no bank or prior credit, she didn’t have the ability to start up a business to help keep her family fed and healthy.

But Mauda's Granny Group knew her and believed in her. Her fellow grandmothers knew that her capability and skills as a businesswoman would help her succeed. They knew that she would work hard to pay them back.

Mauda was among the first grannies to receive a loan from the microfinance fund. For Grannies similar to her, a loan amount as small as $20 can flip their whole world upside down, in a good way. You might spend more than $20 on a family pizza night but that same $20 can help one of your grandmothers build a successful business.

For a very small amount of money, Mauda was able to expand her business. Now she can support her grandchildrens' educations, provide food for her family, and have enough money to pay back her loan.

Thanks to YOU, grandmothers like Mauda have improved their lives and the lives of the people in her community. The impact you are making will be felt for generations!

Mauda with her grandchildren, Shallon and Kevin
Mauda with her grandchildren, Shallon and Kevin

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