Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

 
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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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Attachments:
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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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!

Sheila & Ritah at Nyaka Primary School
Sheila & Ritah at Nyaka Primary School

The Race to 1k has now started.

Today Global Giving will be matching $.50 of every dollar donated starting at 9am EST and lasting through midnight.

On top of that, they will also be rewarding the organization that receives the most gifts from new donors with $1,000.

You students need your help to win this virtual relay.

Take your place on the starting line and...

  • Give a $10 gift to support girls' education.
  • Share your generosity with 5 friends and family members of Facebook, Twitter or via email.
  • Inspire them to give $10 too by telling them why you support children like Sheila, Ritah and their classmates.

Pass the baton!

Sheila and Ritah are loving life. (see above)

They are attending Nyaka Nursery School.

When they arrived on campus their bellies were distended due to malnutrition. They were barefoot in tattered clothes. They did not have daily access to medical care through a school nurse.

What a difference YOU make.

You can tell by the pictures that these little girls have blossomed under you love and care.

They are eating healthy meals and drinking clean water every day. You have given them brand new uniforms with shoes, socks and underwear. You have placed pencils in their little hands and given them school books too.

You have changed their lives for now but what about the future?

Well. Let's talk about their future.

Because these two little girls and their fellow classmates will be educated, they will be less likely to contract HIV/AIDS. They will bear fewer children and wait to get pregnant until their bodies and minds are mature enough to handle that responsibility. They will not be forced to marry in their teens.

You have rescued them from a life of poverty.

You should be SO proud of your compassionate work.

Tell the world.

Inspire them with why you believe that these little girls are worth your investment.

Pass the baton!

Win the Race to 1k.

GO!

Sheila, Ritah and a friend get silly!
Sheila, Ritah and a friend get silly!
A Nyaka Primary student working on her lesson.
A Nyaka Primary student working on her lesson.

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Children running and playing at Nyaka Primary.
Children running and playing at Nyaka Primary.

Grab your calendar and save the date!

June 12, 2013 is BONUS Day and Global Giving will match $.50 of every dollar donated between 9a.m. EST and midnight.

There is also a bonus prize of $1,000 for the organization that is given the most gifts from new donors.

We need YOU to join us in the Race to 1k.

Don't go tying on your running shoes. This is a virtual relay.

You can help from wherever you are!

  1. Give $10 on June 12, 2013 - Don't worry. We will remind you!

  2. Share your generosity with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

  3. Inspire them to give $10 too!

Because of YOU, hundreds of young girls made their way back to school for their second term of the school year.

 

Every morning, they rush through school gates into the arms of teachers that love and care for them.

You provide them with a yummy breakfast, lunch and two snacks that keep their minds engaged all day long. You have given them clean water to drink and books to read. Your love ensures that when they don't feel well, a school nurse will compassionately provide proper care and attention.

Every young girl you help educate will be less likely to contract HIV/AIDS, marry in their teen years or experience pregnangy before they are physically and mentally ready.


You are awesome. Thank you for investing in the potential of these wonderful girls!

On June 12th, you will have the opportunity to do even more - with less!

You cannot do this alone. In order to win the Race to 1k, your students need you to inspire your loved ones to help you transform lives with a $10 gift. 

Together we can win $1000 and fund the education of 4 primary students.

You can pass the baton of generosity and with your loved ones, fight poverty with an education.

Give. Share. Inspire.

Together.

On your mark!

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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