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.
Mar 12, 2013

Nyaka Girls - Exception to the Rule

Fortunate
Fortunate

You have made Fortunate an exception.

Around the world today, 66 million girls are out of school. 

Today, give $25 to save a little girl like Fortunate from a life of poverty.  

It’s BONUS DAY and every gift you generously give will be matched by 30%!

Thanks to YOU, Fortunate is in school and receiving a quality education. And the impact of that is limitless! 

Give NOW and help another little girl reach her fullest potential.

Did you know that girls with eights years of education are four times less likely to be married as children? Or that a girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult?

Thank YOU for supporting a brighter future for girls in rural Uganda!

And YES, the education YOU help support keeps young girls like Fortunate out of an early marriage, and more likely to live a long, healthy and productive life.

YOU have already made 256 little girls (your little girls!) a global exception. And every time you donate, YOU help shift the global statistics by showing that YOU believe in young women.

On this Global Giving Matching Day, give a gift of $25 and YOU will provide two little girls like Fortunate with a school uniform.

Donate today, and watch it make a greater impact!  

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Mar 4, 2013

Let There Be Light!

Ali with an educator in Kenya
Ali with an educator in Kenya

In our field, we get to meet a lot of bright people. 

One of them is Alejandra L. Portillo Taylor, the Founder & Executive Director of The Spark Foundation. Alejandra's foundation supplies solar-powered lamps to educators in communities lacking electricity.  

The Spark Foundation was able to raise $2,500 which was used to purchase, ship, and deliver solar powered lanterns to our Nyaka and Kutamba primary schools! Awesome!

Ali is just one example of brilliant supporters and donors just like YOU, a valued and dynamic group of people pulled from all demographics! Though she is already the Founder & Executive Director of The Spark Foundation, Alejandra is currently enrolled at Kalamazoo College. She's got it all--brains, ambition and a big heart! 

"When Twesigye Jackson Kaguri came to Kalamazoo College and talked about his work in Uganda and his non-profit, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, I knew immediately that our organizations had the potential to collaborate in a meaningful and impactful way," she said. 

Alejandra and The Spark Foundation have helped to brighten up the future of our students by improving the lives of their teachers! 

And so have YOU! Every time YOU donate, YOU bring a shining smile to the faces of all our students, grannies and community members! 

THANK YOU! 

P.S. Mark your calendars! Global Giving will have their first matching day of the year on March 13th! Give a gift on that day and will match your donation up to 30%! That's good news for everyone! 


Grannies check out their new solar powered lights
Grannies check out their new solar powered lights
Nyaka Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Nyaka Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Kutamba Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Kutamba Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Nyaka Granny with her new solar powered light.
Nyaka Granny with her new solar powered light.

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Mar 4, 2013

Educating Our Women

At Nyaka schools, we’re making our girls a priority.

We’ve enlisted the unending support of their dear grandmothers. Through different training programs, we’ve been able to ensure that the grannies have the necessary tools and language to guide their granddaughters through these challenging years.

In Uganda, where access to sanitary napkins and reproductive health education are scarce or lacking altogether, young women are often left at a major disadvantage. Recent statistics state that 25% of adolescent girls become pregnant before the age of 19. That’s one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The implications of this can be devastating. Pregnant teens are often unable to complete secondary school, which diminishes their chances for future employment, and they’re also at a higher risk of maternal death.

Most recently, we had the honor of hosting Lorrie Lynn King, the Founder and Director of 50 cents. Period. Her work focuses on making sure young girls around the world have the supplies, facilities and education relating to menstruation. 

Lorrie spent some time with us on the ground, interviewing our grandmothers about their concerns and insights as we all work to support their granddaughters. With her wonderful work, we have been further able to develop our reproductive health curriculum. Our grandmothers will be better equipped and empowered to instruct their granddaughters how to take care of and protect their bodies.

After visiting Nyaka, Lorrie left us with these words: “Nyaka School changes lives and empowers entire families and communities…it is truly a blessed, magical place.”

We are so thankful for Lorrie’s dedication to this cause and the lasting impact she’ll have on the women and girls in our community!

And we are so thankful for YOU, because every time YOU donate to our grannies, YOU’ve ensured a brighter future for them and their grandchildren.

From all of us over at Nyaka, we say THANK YOU again and again!

 

P.S. Mark your calendars! Global Giving will have their first matching day of the year on March 13th! Give a gift on that day and Global Giving will match it 30%! That's great news for everyone!  

Lorrie
Lorrie's take on Nyaka

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