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.
Apr 10, 2015

Annitah is in School Because of YOU!

Annitah last year in primary school uniform.
Annitah last year in primary school uniform.

YOU are amazing!

YOUR students are working hard and they're excited for this great opportunity YOU have given them.

YOU know a school is about more than just bricks and mortar. As you build up your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School you know you are also building up every one of the 50 children who receive an education there today and the thousands of children who will attend this school in the future. 

Annitah is one of the students YOU are giving this opportunity to. She’s a bright senior one student at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School who loves to learn new things. Annitah lives with her grandfather. He struggled to try to keep his family out of poverty. He had trouble keeping them all fed. Sending his grandchildren to school was too expensive to consider. Without YOUR help, Annitah wouldn't get to go to school and she would never achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

This school will be at full capacity in just a few years, educating 650 students, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

We need YOUR help to finish the construction.

 

Next week you're going to have an opportunity to see your contribution go even further!

This upcoming Tuesday (April 14th)

YOU can get your donation to this project matched 50% 

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and it ends at midnight (12:00am EDT) or whenever the $100,000 in matching funds are gone.

(They go quickly so please give early!)

NVSS students in class
NVSS students in class

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Apr 10, 2015

Janitah loves school!

Janitah in her Kutamba Primary School uniform
Janitah in her Kutamba Primary School uniform

Janitah is one of YOUR nursery students at Kutamba Primary School.

Her favorite color is blue and she loves to sing. But most of all she loves to go to school. 

Every day she wakes up in the morning, puts on the shoes and the pretty green school uniform YOU bought her and begins her long walk to school. 

As she walks to school, carrying the books YOU gave her, she dreams about her future.

She dreams of walking at her high school graduation just like your pioneer students did in December. Seeing them succeed gives her hope!

In just 13 years, Janitah will have graduated from high school and will be ready to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

She'll never forget the generosity and love YOU have shown her.

 

We need YOU to help Janitah and her classmates reach their dreams!

This upcoming Tuesday (April 14th)

YOU can get your donation to this project matched 50% 

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and it ends at midnight (12:00am EDT) or whenever the $100,000 in matching funds are gone.

(They go quickly so please give early!)

YOUR 2014 high school graduates
YOUR 2014 high school graduates

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Mar 18, 2015

What a Simple Gift Could Mean

Nyaka Nursery Students Showing Off Their New Shoes
Nyaka Nursery Students Showing Off Their New Shoes

You'd seen shoes before but you'd never had a pair of your own. Your teacher smiled at you as brushed the dust off your feet and pulled the socks up all the way to yours knees. They feel tight and warm but, before you can decide if you like it or not, she slips the shoes--your shoes--on your feet.

The bunny runs around the tree and goes into the hole and, before you know it, you're standing up in your first pair of shoes. At first it's strange but you notice that the stones don't hurt your feet anymore. You can run faster and jump without worrying about cuts or bruises. 

Even though you're young, you know these shoes mean something more than what they seem. It means someone cares about you from your head all the way down to your toes.

After your parents died, you weren't sure if anyone would ever believe in you the way your parents had. But now you know someone does. And somehow that helps you run a little bit faster, jump a little bit higher, and work a little bit harder to reach your dream. Knowing that someone is standing beside you makes everything feel a little bit easier.

Every one of YOUR nursery student goes through an experience like this when they begin school. It might be the day they receive their first pair of shoes, the day they put on their first school uniform, or maybe when they receive their first pencil in class. Because YOU have given to this project, YOU have given a moment like this to a child who desperately needed it.

 

TODAY! YOU have the chance to get matched 30% to support your students.

YOUR gift up to $1000 will be matched starting at 9:00am EDT until 11:59pm EDT (or until the matching funds are gone)

Thank you for standing with YOUR students! 

Kutamba Primary School Students at School
Kutamba Primary School Students at School

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