Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

 
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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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Sep 4, 2013

You're Building a Secondary School for Our Students!

Our Girls at the groundbreaking ceremony!
Our Girls at the groundbreaking ceremony!

YOU have done something amazing!

After so many years of supporting the girls of Nyaka YOU have helped to break ground on our very own Secondary and Vocational Training School. 

As you know, girls in particular face many challenges on their road to attaining an education.  They are typically the last to be sent to school, stay home when they begin to menstruate, and face rape and early marriage on a soo frequent basis.  Your support has ensured they can attend school for free, have access to sanitary napkins, and stay in school rather than being lured into marriage or early preganancy.  Thank you!

Your unwavering support has ensured that all of our Nyaka and Kutamba Primary school students have graduated.  As a result the need for building a secondary school for our girls is now is greater than ever.

Ensuring that the students you've invested in go on to secondary school is an important part of our mission at The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. We know YOU care and that you want to provide students with the same basic support you would provide your very own children.

With your help, we are paving the way to a bright future for this generation despite our students' status as orphans or any of the other challenges they have faced in their young lifetimes; like extreme poverty, lack of access to clean drinking water, entering school malnourished and hungry, and the loss of one or both parents. 

Attatched you will find a letter from our executive director, Jackson.

Thank YOU for all of the amazing work you've done to help these girls! 

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Jul 17, 2013

It's Important. Period.

Kelly in Uganda
Kelly in Uganda

Dear Nyaka friends and family,

It’s a joy to report to you fresh from Uganda! Last month I spent time on the ground connecting with our grannies and students! Day after day, I was humbled by all the work YOU make possible. 

Along with YOUR support, Nyaka has also been fortunate enough to team up with 50 cents.Period. They are an organization dedicated to the reproductive health of women and girls, and have been researching and developing better methods for Nyaka. 

In Uganda, several communities follow the cultural tradition whereby the eldest paternal aunt or relative is made responsible for educating the young girls in the family. Due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, an entire generation of aunties is missing, leaving a huge cultural and informational gap. 

50 cents.Period. set up workshops for our grannies and girls to attend.

Attendance at these on-going workshops is averaging 25 women per week!

Additionally, due to the field findings of 50 cents.Period., we began applying the cost of sanitary pads and underwear to our student sponsorship program. This has relieved over 170 grannies of a huge expense and empowered our students to attend classes and learn with greater confidence!

YOU, dear donors, have been instrumental in this process! And that's important! Period! 

With YOUR support, our grannies and are girls are leading informed and healthy lives. 

YOUR generous support makes these kind of success stories happen each and every day!

And we thank YOU!

Consider giving a gift today and help us continue the work of empowering Nyaka’s grannies and girls! 

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Jul 1, 2013

Cool Stuff We are Doing!

This past month YOU created a beautiful new Library and Computer Lab at the Kutamba school!

 

The work was completed on the 18th of June.

This facility will help several hundreds of students in providing them with a better education.

You are stepping in and empowering a community of girls.

Your investment in these young girls eucation reduces their chances of getting HIV by 50%; and by 75% when they attend secondary school.

The children are very excited about this new facility and thank YOU for your efforts in making their dreams a reality!

And YOU didn’t stop there!  This past month ground was broken on a new secondary school for the kids.

The proposed campus looks like this:

 

Donate today to help move this project further along!

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Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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