Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

 
$51,197
$23,803
Raised
Remaining
Mar 31, 2014

Meet Future President, Costance!

Costance in her school uniform
Costance in her school uniform

YOU are amazing.

YOU are giving YOUR girls to tools they need to reach their dreams!

Meet Costance! She is 12-years-old and a primary 3 student at Kutamba.

She lives in the village of Kirimbe with her mother and 5 other siblings.

YOU provide her and her family with the gift of choice! When she grows up she wants to be a teacher and the President. Why? Because she wants to look after her country. You are giving the tools so she can!

YOU inspire Costance. YOU give her books, meals, clean water, school supplies, an education and so much more, like bananas (her favorite food)! Costance wants to help her whole country just like YOU are helping her.

YOU should be proud. Costance loves to learn! In fact, it is her favorite part of school. She just can’t wait to progress to primary 4. It’s truly awe-inspiring to see!

So, meet future President Costance! She is going to do great things one day.

And it is all thanks to YOU!

 

Want to see more girls in leadership? We do too!

Join us for the 2nd Bonus Day of the year

Wednesday, May 7th at 9:00am (EST)

Here are the details:

  • 30% matching
  • Donations of a $1,000 or less matched
  • $75,000 available in matching
  • $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors
  • $1,000 bonus award for most money raised
  • Matching begins at 9:00 am (EST) 
  • Matching lasts until funds run out or until 11:59 pm (EST)

Want to stay informed about this event? Like our Facebook Page and attend our Facebook Event!

Picture drawn by Costance
Picture drawn by Costance

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Feb 28, 2014

YOU are making history!

Rosette at school
Rosette at school

YOU Area amazing!

YOU are making history for girls like Rosette!

After she lost her parents to HIV/AIDS, Rosette’s life could have been like many girls in Uganda. She would not have had the opportunity to go to school. She would probably have been married too young and started having children before she was ready.

Because of YOU, Rosette is in school and studying hard so one day she can be an engineer. She is working hard to show her community and herself that girls are capable, smart, and ready to be leaders in Uganda.

Because of YOU, Rosette had an opportunity to attend Robotics and Electronics Camp in Gulu where she learned about engineering and got to build her own robot!

YOU have opened doors for Rosette and other girls like her through your support. 

I am in awe of YOU!

Rosette at the Robotics and Electronics Camp
Rosette at the Robotics and Electronics Camp

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Feb 3, 2014

YOU are changing lives for girls like Justine!

YOUR 2013 primary and secondary school graduates
YOUR 2013 primary and secondary school graduates

We join you in congratulating your Nyaka class of 2013!

78 students graduated from primary school and secondary school. Thanks to YOUR hard work and donations this was possible!

One of our graduates, Justine, has overcome very difficult and painful obstacles to achieve this accomplishment.

When Justine was in primary school, her dress caught on fire while she was lighting a lamp. Justine suffered through terrible burns on her face, arms, back, and chest.

Justine’s scars made her skin so tight, that she had trouble smiling and closing her eyelids. Through the support of people like YOU and the generous donation of The Shriner Hospital for Children in Boston, she was able to get the medical care she needed to keep her healthy and in school.

YOU have given Justine so much through your support and, because of YOU, Justine is standing proudly beside her peers as a strong woman ready to make an impact for her community.

There are more girls like Justine who are ready to change the world.

YOU are ensuring that they will.

 

Want to make your donation go 30% further?

Join us for Global Giving's Bonus Day!

Date: February 12th

Time: 9:00 AM EST (Be sure to donate early. Matching funds go fast!)

Some Details:

  • Matching is applied at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project 
  • Only donations made by unique donors per project will be matched
  • Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching

You can get reminders about this event and stay informed by attending our event page on Facebook.

Here's the link: http://goo.gl/ux9

 

Justine received care at no cost at the Shriner Hospital in Boston, MA. To see more of their life saving work, you can visit their website:  http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/boston

Justine shortly after her accident.
Justine shortly after her accident.
Justine the proud graduate
Justine the proud graduate

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Dec 2, 2013

YOU can Help Orphaned Children like Fortunate!

Students at Nyaka Primary School
Students at Nyaka Primary School

YOU can make the difference for students like Fortunate.

Fortunate is 8 years old. She likes jumping rope and reading storybooks. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. For many girls her age, marriage and children are only a few short years away.

Because of YOU, Fortunate will have a different life.

Tomorrow is a special bonus day. 

Starting at 12:00pm until the funds are gone, every penny you donate between $10.00 and $1,000.00 will be matched by Microsoft! 

This is a great opportunity for your donation to go twice as far!

Because of YOUR generosity, Agatha has more to hope for than early marriage. She can become whomever she wants to be!

Because of YOU, your students have something to be grateful for this holiday season.  

YOU have provided the uniform, meals, medicine, and supplies for girls attending school.

Every donation brings us one step closer to ending poverty for orphaned girls in Uganda so please give and give generously! 

Fortunate
Fortunate's school photo

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Oct 10, 2013

Bright Futures for Girls in Uganda!

Dear Nyaka Friends and Family,

Thank YOU for your generous support of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Because of YOU, girls in the Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools are on their way to bright futures in their communities.

Thank you,

Jackson Kaguri

Executive Director of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

“The news channels bombard us with tragic events daily. Car wrecks. Fires. Floods. Famine. Mass shootings. Maybe only one out of 20 stories is uplifting and inspirational. After the mass shooting at the naval yard in Washington, D.C. and the attack at the mall in Kenya, even I began to wonder if there was no goodness left in the world. But only for a moment. For I have witnessed the generosity of thousands, and have seen greatness in the human spirit.” - See more at: http://nyakaproject.blogspot.com/2013/10/bonus-day.html#sthash.zn6bIpwA.dpuf

Jackson Kaguri has been featured on the Huff Post Blog. Here is an excerpt from his article “What You Don’t See on the National News”

"The news channels bombard us with tragic events daily. Car wrecks. Fires. Floods. Famine. Mass shootings. Maybe only one out of 20 stories is uplifting and inspirational. After the mass shooting at the naval yard in Washington, D.C. and the attack at the mall in Kenya, even I began to wonder if there was no goodness left in the world. But only for a moment. For I have witnessed the generosity of thousands, and have seen greatness in the human spirit."

You can read more from this post by following this link.

“The news channels bombard us with tragic events daily. Car wrecks. Fires. Floods. Famine. Mass shootings. Maybe only one out of 20 stories is uplifting and inspirational. After the mass shooting at the naval yard in Washington, D.C. and the attack at the mall in Kenya, even I began to wonder if there was no goodness left in the world. But only for a moment. For I have witnessed the generosity of thousands, and have seen greatness in the human spirit.” - See more at: http://nyakaproject.blogspot.com/2013/10/bonus-day.html#sthash.zn6bIpwA.dpuf

 

“The news channels bombard us with tragic events daily. Car wrecks. Fires. Floods. Famine. Mass shootings. Maybe only one out of 20 stories is uplifting and inspirational. After the mass shooting at the naval yard in Washington, D.C. and the attack at the mall in Kenya, even I began to wonder if there was no goodness left in the world. But only for a moment. For I have witnessed the generosity of thousands, and have seen greatness in the human spirit.” - See more at: http://nyakaproject.blogspot.com/2013/10/bonus-day.html#sthash.zn6bIpwA.dpuf
Students reading in class.
Students reading 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