This has been an exciting year for girls and it's all because of YOU!
YOU gave 251 primary students and 97 secondary students free education, healthcare, sanitary pads, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.
YOU graduated your first class of high school students who will be attending University!
Next year, 25 of YOUR girls will be in the first class to attend YOUR Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School next year.
YOU gave your girls vital health education to help them avoid unplanned pregnancies. YOU empowered them to stay in school. YOU reminded YOUR girls that they are valuable. YOU gave them the chance to explore their gifts and talents.
The stakes were high this year and YOU rose to meet the challenge. Many HIV/AIDS orphans in Uganda are still at home while their friends go to school. Girls are getting married and having babies of their own before they're ready. Without good nutrition, they are stunted and unhealthy.
Next year these numbers will grow as YOU reach more and more girls in Uganda!
YOUR girls and all of us here at Nyaka want to wish you a very Happy New Year!
This year YOU made history!
25 of YOUR primary school girls graduated and will be the first to attend YOUR Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School in just a few short months.
This means that YOUR girls will have a better chance to reach their dreams! Uganda has a devastatingly high rate of unplanned pregnancy among young girls. About 1 in 4 girls will have a pregnancy before they turn 18. Most secondary schools in Uganda expel girls immediately if they are found to be pregnant, immediately ending her chance to complete her education. Some schools allow girls to come back to school after a year but many girls do not return.
Without an education, girls in Uganda will not be able to speak up and have their voices heard. YOUR support is changing the tides for these girls.
The quality health education and support YOU provide to YOUR girls has done so much to help them avoid unplanned pregnancies but we know that we can do more to ensure that YOUR girls can wait to have their first child when they are ready.
The Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School will mean that YOU Nyaka team will be able to provide more health education and support specific to their needs. Nyaka is committed to YOUR girls and their futures. No girl will be expelled if she becomes pregnant. Instead she will be given additional support to ensure that she can continue her education and care for her child.
Because of YOU, YOUR Nyaka Girls will have more control over their lives.
YOU are also sending girls to University!
YOUR Senior six girls have graduated and will be preparing to attend university in the fall. These students are from YOUR pioneer class of students. They were the first class of students to attend Nyaka Primary School when Nyaka first opened its doors!
The first step to getting more women in a position of power in Uganda is to have more women in University. YOU have given them everything they need to achieve their dreams and now they are doing it!
Thank YOU for making 2014 a fantastic and historic year for YOUR girls!
YOU are a hero!
YOU are ensuring that YOUR 251 girls in primary school are getting two meals every school day. that's 2,510 meals every week!
YOU ensure that all 97 of YOUR girls in secondary and vocational school receive meals while they are at school.
The gifts YOU make ensure that your students are given the nutrition they need at school so they can show their community and the world what girls can do!
This is all part of Nyaka's nutrition program. We want to show you more about the great work you are doing in Uganda for girls so we made a special video. Watch and see the tremendous impact YOU are making in Uganda.
Click here to watch it!
If you make a gift tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, you will get 100% matching for this project!
Here are the details:
It will start tomorrow December 2nd at 9:01 AM (EST) and end on December 3rd at 2:59 AM (EST).
All donations from $10 to $500 will be matched 100%!
There will be $350,000 available for matching with half released at 9:00am (EST) and the other half released at 3:01pm (EST)
YOU are making a difference for girls like Brenda
Brenda lost her parents to HIV/AIDS when she was in Primary 3. After their death, her grandmother couldn't afford to send her and her two sisters to school. At first Brenda was relieved. She said it felt too difficult to go back after her parents died.
A year later she learned about Nyaka Primary School. She begged her older sister to take her to the school so that she could apply. Brenda was admitted into primary 4 and has been a Nyaka student ever since.
She is now in her senior six preparing to graduate from secondary school. She will be applying to university to study accounting.
Her story is impossible without YOU.
We need YOUR help to reach more girls like Brenda!
If you make a gift today starting at 9:01 am (EST), you will get 100% matching!
It will start today, December 2nd, at 9:01 AM (EST) and end on December 3rd at 2:59:59 AM (EST).
All donations from $10 to $500 will be matched 100%!
There will be $350,000 available for matching with half released at 9:01am (EST) and the other half released at 3:01pm (EST).
YOUR love gives Mable the strength she needs to come to school every day.
Mable is a nursery student at Kutamba Primary School. She loves to come to school, even if it means waking up at 5:00am every day so she can get to school on time.
At the age of just 6, Mable walks more than 2 hours every morning to school and then walks another 2 hours home.
But Mable doesn’t care how long it takes. She loves school and she has big dreams. Someday she wants to be a nurse so she can give back to her community and help her Mukaaka if she becomes ill.
Because of YOUR love and support, Mable has something worth walking to. YOU are giving her a quality education, two meals a day, a school nurse to care for her (and inspire her), a school uniform, and shoes to protect her little feet as she walks to school.
Even at her young age, Mable knows that every step brings her closer to her future and she is so grateful.
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