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Dec 22, 2014

YOU Made This Historic Graduation Happen!

Congratulations!
 
YOUR support this year has made another Nyaka graduation possible!
 
Please join us in celebrating YOUR 7th Nyaka Graduation!

Because of YOU, 52 primary students are headed off to secondary school. 

Because of YOUR support, 14 students will be applying to University in the fall and 6 students will be leaving vocational school to start their jobs!

All of YOUR children benefit from every year of school you give them. Even if they hadn't graduated, every year of school YOU have given them means they would have 10% higher wages in their lifetime. 

But YOU gave them something better than a better wage. YOU gave them a chance to reach their dreams. The life-saving support YOU provided helped them get their diplomas.

They fought against all odds to get to where they are and YOU helped them do it!

Next year we have two exciting firsts to look forward to. 

 
Your 52 children who graduated from Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools will be the first class to attend the Nyaka secondary and Vocatioanl School when it opens in February 2015.
Your 14 senior six students and 6 vocational students who graduated this year are all part of the original pioneer students who attended Nyaka Primary School when it first opened. They are the first class of YOUR pioneer students to graudate from High School!
 
Over the next year YOUR graduated vocational students will be finding employment and many of YOUR graduated secondary students will be applying to continue their education at University! 

 

Thank YOU for making this historic graduation possible!

Want to see YOUR gift go Further this year?

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children!

All YOU have to do is make a gift to this project before Midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects that raises the most money, YOUR children will WIN!

 

 

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Dec 2, 2014

YOU are saving children with Good Nutrition!

Two Nyaka students with their lunch
Two Nyaka students with their lunch

YOU are saving lives! 

Children who do not get the nutrition they need suffer from stunted growth and learning problems. Many children die of malnourishment before they are even old enough to attend school.

The gifts YOU have made to Nyaka are providing life-saving meals to YOUR students. YOU are providing 4,630 meals to your primary students a week! On top of that, YOU are also feeding 187 secondary and vocational students!

These meals are a vital part of Nyaka's Nutrition Program and there are so many other ways YOU are making a difference for YOUR students today and for their futures. We made a special video all about the amazing ways YOU are impacting the lives of YOUR children in Uganda.

Click here to watch the video!

Want to see YOUR gift go further this year?

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children! All you have to do is make a gift to this project before midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects with the most money raised, YOUR children will WIN!

Kutamba students eating lunch.
Kutamba students eating lunch.

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Oct 31, 2014

YOU are sending Sarah to University!

Sarah (Right) with a friend
Sarah (Right) with a friend

Sarah lost both parents to HIV/AIDS when she was very young. 

Fortunately her grandparents were able to keep her in school. Sarah dreamed of going to university so she could become a lawyer. She worked hard and made it to her Senior Four year only to find that her grandparents could no longer raise enough money for her school fees.

Sarah’s dreams would have been over like so many other children if it had not been for YOU

YOU saw Sarah's potential. YOU pledged to give her the opportunity to reach her dreams.

Now she is in her final year of school and she is applying to universities. YOUR love and support has given her the opportunity to show how smart and talented she is.

Sarah is so grateful for the precious gift YOU have given her but we know, for every story like Sarah's, there are many more children who are dropping out of school because they can no longer afford it. 

YOUR continued support means that these children will have the chance to reach their dreams just like Sarah. 

Thank you!

Sarah studying for her exams
Sarah studying for her exams

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Sep 30, 2014

YOU help YOUR Students Grow and Learn!

Little Kutamba Student Sleeping
Little Kutamba Student Sleeping

YOU are a champion for children!

When Nyaka first opened its doors, we gathered all of the important things for a great school. We had pencils and paper, passionate teachers, textbooks, uniforms, everything we thought we would need.

Everything seemed to be going great until we realized we had one very big problem.

Our students couldn't stay awake.

We had students excited to learn but they were falling asleep at their desks, unable to absorb the vital information that would help them escape poverty.

Nyaka was missing one essential ingredient--healthy food.

Many of our students are being cared for by their grandmothers who can offer love and shelter but cannot afford to feed all of their grandchildren. Some grandmothers are raising more than 12 grandchildren!

Because of YOUR support, we were able to quickly to solve the problem. YOU started providing two meals for YOUR students every school day. YOU started Desire Farm to grow food and raise animals to keep our students fueled and ready to learn! YOU even provided gardening tools, seeds, and training for their grandmothers to ensure that they could keep their grandchildren fed! 

Right now there are 463 primary students who are receiving two meals per day through the nutrition program YOU made possible. Now your students have beans, peas, groundnuts, meat, posho, vegetables, rice, matooke (green bananas), sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes to keep them healthy and full of precious energy!

If that wasn't enough, YOUR students now have 200 chickens to provide eggs! 

YOU make all of this possible.

Thank YOU!

 

Join us for the last Bonus Day of the year!

Wednesday, October 15th

9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) 

  • Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! 
  • There is $75,000 available in matching!
  • They will be offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. 
Nyaka Students in Class
Nyaka Students in Class
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Chickens at Desire Farm
Chickens at Desire Farm

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Aug 27, 2014

One Brick At A Time

Front of Girls
Front of Girls' Dormitory

Take a second to look at the beautiful pictures of YOUR Secondary and Vocational School under construction!

The progress is coming along because of YOUR help! It is scheduled to open February 9th, 2015! That’s only a few short months away!

The first class of students will enter those doors to begin their very first day of secondary school. With butterflies in their stomachs, they will walk to their very first class to meet new teachers, make new friends, and continue their journeys to bright futures!

For the people of the community watching these buildings rise into the air, it's a miracle! This school teaches them to hope that one day every child in their community will be able to taste the dream of opportunity. Every child will be able to stand tall with a pencil in their hands and lead their community out of poverty.

YOU are not just building a school. YOU are building futures one brick at a time

We still have a lot of work yet to do before the school is complete—windows need to be put in, floors need to be finished, the dormitories are still incomplete—but we have faith that YOUR love will open our doors!

February 9th, 2015 is coming quickly. We hope that YOU will continue to support your children as we work towards this important date.

Here are a couple ways YOU can help us get there!

Right NOW! YOU can vote for our photos in the Global Giving photo contest. It doesn't cost anything to vote and you can help Nyaka win $1,000! Here are the links to our two photos in the running to win:  http://buff.ly/1AN7FDa & http://buff.ly/1AN7FDb

You can also share these links with your friends and ask them to vote too!

September 3rd--September 10th GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations! If you have been waiting for a good time to start giving monthly, this is it!

Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Administration Building Under Construction
Administration Building Under Construction

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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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