Considering only 16% of youth in Uganda attend secondary school according to the United Nations, this accomplishment bears even greater weight...
Considering many of the young women in this class would have dropped out of school once they started to menstruate.
Factor in that 96% of our students are double orphans who have lost both their mother and father...
None have electricity, running water, indoor kitchens, or flush toilets when they go to their humble homes...
For many of our students the two meals they receive at Nyaka are the only ones they enjoy during a day...
And they walk upwards of 2 hours each direction to attend school...
But that's not all!
We have received national exam results for all 29 students for 2011 with 12 students in first grade (the very best level), 16 in second grade, zero in third and fourth grade, and 1 who did not pass.
Our conclusion is that 100% of our students are ROCKSTARS!!! They exemplify qualities of success at the tender age of a middle schooler that many of us hope to achieve *sometime* in our life.
We congratulate all our rock stars: Class P7 2011. Preparations are underway to enroll the students into secondary school and search for a vocation for the one student who did not pass to go to Secondary School.
Thank you to all of you who continue to invest in our students' success.
With your help, the best is yet to come!
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Please enjoy this very short end-of-year video from the students and grandmothers of Nyaka and Kutamba.
Your donations this year will provide in 2012: •uniforms, textbooks, medical care, and nutritious meals, school supplies to nearly 600 students,•secondary school scholarships for primary school graduates,•medical care and clean water to the surrounding communities at-large,•seeds, gardening implements, and microfinance opportunities for 7,000 grandmothers, and much more! •For more info, please read our latest newsletter. Happy Holidays!
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Founder and Executive Director The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Students, Grandmothers, Board of Directors, and Staff in Uganda The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers in the U.S.
As the Holiday Season begins, we'd like to thank you for investing in the lives of our students and grandmothers in rural Uganda. Thanks to your generosity, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is one of 12 partners with the GlobalGiving Girl Effect Project in 2012! Thank You! As you reflect on what you are grateful for in your own life, please know how grateful we are for your support, love, and care of our grannies and their orphaned grandchildren. Please enjoy this Holiday message from Founder and Executive Director Twesigye Jackson Kaguri.
It is only because of you that our students and grandmothers are thriving under circumstances that are unimaginable for most of us - thank you. Happy Holidays -
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project family
As you well know, the Girl Effect Challenge is in its final week. While we are so grateful to you for helping us raise over $6,000 in donations to date, we have one final request for your help.
If you enjoy this video as much as we think you will...would you ask 3 of your friends to watch it too?
If every person who has given so far gets 3 people to invest in our girls, we can win the Girl Effect Challenge.
The $6,000 you have helped us to raise will multiply 4,5, possibly even 6 times over 2012.
Best part? After this week, you don't have to do a thing to make that happen.
Just sit back and enjoy a quarterly progress report about the girls.
We can do this in the next few days, but we really do need your help now.
The very best is yet to come!
Greetings from Team Nyaka!
Meet Founder Twesigye Jackson Kaguri in this short video and hear about our girls and the challenge!
As you know, we need a large number of donors to give a small amount to win the challenge. We are still far behind the leaders in donations. Thank you so much for investing in our girls future...please ask 5 friends to make a $10 contribution today as well.
Partnerships have resulted in many thousands of dollars raised for girls like Olivia:
I am Ahabwe Olivia from Ishaka Secondary School. The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project pays my fees to attend school.
I recently attended a health education camp that lasted two days and it was led by “Reach a Hand" - a nonprofit from Kampala. It was so colorful and we were with college students. They told us not to have sex at an early stage for we could get pregnant, contract diseases and/or HIV/AIDS. As a result, I made a decision not to have sex at early stage and instead concentrate on my books. They told us to have love for one another and respect each other as we listen to our elders. I thank Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project for the camp they organized for us. I learned so much!
As we reach the 7 billion population mark it seems more urgent to help us help Olivia grow up, attend university, and become a teacher, doctor, or nurse before having children! Please encourage 5 people in your life to do the same. This might be your daughter, son, wife, husband, significant other, pastor, teacher, students, etc.
We need over 100 donations in the next few days to get into the top three finalists.
Thank you for stretching your investment in our girls further by asking others to participate in this special challenge!
P.S. - Check out this cool Girl Effect video. Get inspired!
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