Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

 
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Deniz
Deniz

Meet Deniz!

She is one of the girls that YOU support at Kutamba Primary School. She is a nursery student but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up, a Nurse! That might change between now and graduation day but what will never change is the opportunity YOU have given her to reach her dream.

Without YOU, Deniz would not be thinking about becoming a nurse at all. She would be fetching water and helping her grandmother cook. She would probably be married and have children before she reached eighteen. She would be more vulnerable to sexual predators and HIV/AIDS. 

Because of YOUR support, Deniz can dream about her future. She will have the ability to make her own decisions. If she chooses to get married and have children it will be in her time and because she wants to. 

We know Deniz and all of the girls whose lives YOU are investing in will do great things.

Thank YOU for empowering YOUR students so they can show the world what girls can do! 

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We told you last week about all the obstacles girls in Uganda are facing: teen pregnancy, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS, child marriage, lack of access to feminine hygiene supplies, and lack of support to attend school. All of these barriers to success can feel insurmountable. 

But, thanks to YOU, more girls every year have the opportunity to defy the odds.

Girls attending YOUR schools are excelling academically. They are staying in school longer than their peers and even going to University! They are waiting until they're ready to get married and have children.

The sanitary napkins, health information, and free education that YOU provide make all of this possible!

Thanks to YOU, they are changing expectations for girls in Uganda! Future girls in their communities will have more choices and will have more tools available to them to reach their dreams!

YOU are making equality for girls in Uganda a reality!

 

 

Help YOUR girls reach their dreams!

Starting Right Now

(July 15th at 9:01am Eastern)

YOUR gift to any Nyaka project will be matched 50%!
(Only one gift of up to $1,000 can be matched per project)

We hope you will join us!

 

 

Have you seen this adorable video featuring YOUR students yet?


Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

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YOU are giving girls the freedom to dream!

For many girls in Uganda, dreaming about what job they could have when they graduate or even graduating from high school can feel unattainable. Girls face some pretty big challenges.

Before girls in Uganda turn eighteen...

  • 1 in 4 will have a pregnancy.
  • 1 in 3 will be married.
  • 1 in 3 will experience sexual assault.
  • 8 in 10 will not attend secondary school.
  • They will miss as many as 24 days of school every year because they don't have sanitary pads.

Girls who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS are at even greater risk than their peers.

That's why YOUR support is so important. When girls see role models like Shirah who was just accepted to Vancouver Island University on a full scholarship, they see what is possible.

Thanks to YOU, girls in Uganda have the support they need to stay in school. YOU give them quality sex education, sanitary napkins so they can stay in school, and free education. Every girl who attends YOUR new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School is promised support if she becomes pregnant so she can remain in school.

YOU are making a difference for girls today and generations from now.

Thank YOU!

 

YOU can help YOUR students reach their dreams!

July 15th (Next Wednesday)

starting at 9:01am (EST)

A gift to ANY Nyaka project will be matched 50%!

(Only one gift of up to $1,000 will be matched)

We hope you will join us!

 

Want to see an adorable video featuring YOUR students?

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

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Shirah is off to University thanks to YOU!
Shirah is off to University thanks to YOU!

7 of YOUR girls graduated from high school last December. Now they are waiting for their acceptance letters from the universities they applied to. 

AND now the results are coming in!

We are so excited to tell you that, Shirah, one of YOUR top students, just got her acceptance letter from Vancouver Island University! She will be attending VIU on a FULL scholarship!

Every statistic about Uganda's HIV/AIDS orphans says that Shirah and her classmates should never have succeeded.

Thanks to YOUR LOVE, Shirah and many other girls are overcoming all barriers.

Without the opportunities YOU have given them, these girls would never have had the chance to go to school at all, much less go to university.

The hope YOU give is contagious. When the young girls in Shirah's community see her attending a university, their dreams will be elevated too. They will know what is possible.

On behalf of Shirah and all of the girls YOU inspire, Thank YOU!

 

There are many more girls like Shirah--brilliant children who are being kept in poverty because they don't have the opportunity to go to school. Help us change their stories like YOU have done for so many other children!

Get Matched 50%!

July 15, 2015

9:01am EDT until 11:59pm EDT (or when funds run out)

Matching is for gifts up to $1,000!

Get Matched 50% on July 15th!
Get Matched 50% on July 15th!
Winter wants to be an Electrical Engineer
Winter wants to be an Electrical Engineer

YOU are helping girls in Uganda defy the odds and achieve their dreams!

Girls like senior six student, Winter.

Winter's parents both died when she was ten years old, leaving her and five other siblings to live with their grandmother. As much as their grandmother wanted to support all of them, it almost seemed impossible considering the lack of money and poverty they were in.

They had to rely on the support of Winter's uncle. Under his care, she was continuously abused. He didn't want her to get an education and, if Winter tried to read books, he threatened to hurt her grandmother. Winter felt scared and alone.

Then her grandmother joined one of YOUR 92 Granny Groups. There she learned about a free school for HIV/AIDS orphans like Winter. She rushed to register her granddaughter.

Winter's future changed dramatically because of YOU!

Winter was able to go to school, read all the books she wanted, and with the other supports she and her grandmother were able to get, they no longer had to rely on Winter's abusive uncle.  

This is the message Winter asked us to share with you:

“I thank you, may God bless you and give you an everlasting life.”

This year, YOU brought Winter a step forward into a successful life. YOU have given her the tools to get to university and now it's up to her to use this amazing gift to help orphans and girls in her country. 

On behalf of all of your girls in Uganda, THANK YOU!

 

More girls need like Winter need YOUR help!

Right now a little girl in southwest Uganda is dreaming of going to school and YOU can send her!

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!)

Kutamba Primary School Girls in class
Kutamba Primary School Girls in class

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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda