We don't tell you enough...YOU are amazing!
YOU have given your girls everything they need to change their futures!
Girls in Uganda who are orphaned by HIV/AIDS are more likely to marry early or have an unplanned pregnancy, and are much less likely to finish school (or even have the chance to attend)!
YOU are a bridge between them and a future of prosperity. Because of YOU, they are showing their community and the world what girls can do.
And what's even better?
Now you are building them a brand new Secondary and Vocational School!
Currently, Nyaka and Kutamba primary students must apply to Secondary and Vocational Schools in the region to continue their education. They have to live far from home and their support systems. Nyaka provides students with free tutoring, access to internet, and a case manager to help them address problems. Their Secondary and Vocational Schools do not provide many of these added supports. Most Secondary and Vocational Schools haven’t built in the unique needs of HIV/AIDS orphans into their programs.
The common practice when girls come to school at the beginning of the year, and every time they come back to school from breaks, is to give a pregnancy test to every girl. If they are found to be pregnant, the school will expel them. They must leave while all the other students and teachers watch, suffering embarrassment and ridicule. This experience is so frightening for girls that many will drop out of school if they have engaged in any sexual activity. As a result, many girls are denied education and an opportunity to escape poverty.
Nyaka believes that education is vital for girls to escape poverty. We have taken steps to improve our prevention measures as well as strategize ways to help girls who become pregnant. Unlike most of the Secondary and Vocational Schools in Uganda, The Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School will not expel girls who become pregnant. No girl will have to drop out of school because she is afraid of being ridiculed and embarrassed. She will be supported.
All of YOUR nearly 200 secondary students have worked so hard to graduate from primary school. Now they can also receive a guaranteed quality secondary education.
YOU have already put a roof on the Secondary and Vocational School's main building. Today we are sending you a first look at the brand new roof on the Girls' dormitory!
Thanks to YOU, we are making progress to opening our doors for students at the beginning of the school year in February 2015!
Keep up the great work!
We also want to thank you for your support during this last Bonus Day!
YOU raised $3,155 for YOUR children! THANK YOU!
Didn't get the chance to give last month?
YOU have another chance!
Global Giving will match your gift 50%!
July 16th 9:00am (EDT) to 11:59pm (EDT)--Please give early! Funds will go fast!
There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.
There will also be a $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.
Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000
This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further!
YOU are making a difference for YOUR children.
Children like Sarah.
Sarah is a primary 6 student at Kutamba. She studies hard in her classes so that one day she can be a librarian.
Because of YOU Sarah and the other girls you support will have two nutritious meals today.
They will wear the uniforms and shoes YOU provided for them.
They will be healthy because YOU have provided vaccines and healthcare for them.
They will smile and jump and play football because YOU have given them a reason to be happy.
YOU can help Sarah and all of YOUR children even more!
For every gift you make today starting at 12:00pm (EDT), Microsoft YouthSpark will match your donation 100%!
YOUR gift makes a HUGE difference in the lives of YOUR children.
Because of YOU, 352 girls are in school this year.
That’s 352 future lawyers, doctors, pilots, presidents, and nurses like Lakiel.
Lakiel is a primary 4 student at Kutamba Primary School.
Because of YOU, she is a happy, 10-year-old who loves to play net ball and read books.
Without YOUR help, Lakiel’s mother would not be able to afford to send her and her five siblings to school.
Lakiel would be at home cooking, cleaning, fetching water from the well, and dreaming about one day being a nurse.
She would know that her dream could never come true.
YOU rescued her.
I hope you feel the love and gratitude that Lakiel has for you.
Tomorrow YOU can help more girls like Lakiel!
Thanks to Microsoft YouthSpark, your gift will be matched 100%!
This is a rare opportunity to see your gift go twice as far!
Meet Hellen. She is 9 years old and has 5 siblings. She lives with her uncle in the village of Nyarutojo. YOU have given her so much more than education and health. YOU have given her a life, a world; YOU have given her hope! Hope for a better future where she can then give hope to others. She enjoys learning and wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Helen is a dedicated student in the primary 3 class of Nyaka School. Don’t be afraid to get to know her and her classmates! She loves to eat rice and enjoys cooking after school. Her favorite activity is to play netball. When she grows up she wants to be nurse so that she can help treat those who are ill.
Think of all YOU have done for Hellen with your continued support of Nyaka. YOU are so amazing!
Soon you'll have the opportunity to help even more children just like Emmanuel!
Join us June 25th for a Youth Spark match day that will give 100% matching to YOUR nyaka children.
We hope you will join us and help YOUR children get the food, clothing, and education they need to be happy and healthy!
She is one of the 349 girls YOU are educating this year.
Daphine was only 3 years old when she lost her parents. She is fortunate to have a grandmother who is raising her and her siblings. She was six years old when she entered Nyaka school as a nursery student and this year she will be graduating from primary 7.
Because of YOU, she will be among the first students to attend the Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School next year. She won't have to go to a school far away from her family and her support system. She'll be able to stay at home and help her aging grandmother. She will be able to be a mentor to her younger siblings and encourage them to stay in school!
YOUR support means so much to Daphine. If it was not for YOUR support, girls like Daphine would be in a vulnerable position. Girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS are at greater risk of human trafficking, unplanned pregnancy, contracting HIV/AIDS, and early marriage.
YOU are helping Daphine defy the odds!
She wants to grow up to be a bank manager. And she wants to help other children like her who lost their parents.
Thanks to YOU, Daphine is getting the tools to do just what she wants.
YOU can help more girls like Daphine!
Give today starting at 9:00am EST (until 11:59pm EST or funds run out)
and your donation will be matched 30%!
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