Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

 
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Shirah is off to University thanks to YOU!
Shirah is off to University thanks to YOU!

YOUR 14 pioneer students who just graduated from high school last December. Over the last few months since graduation, 12 of YOUR graduates have been filling out applications and waiting anxiously to see if they got into University.

And the results have started coming in...

We are so excited to tell you that, Shirah, one of YOUR top students, just got her acceptance letter from Vancouver Island University! She will be attending VIU on a FULL scholarship!

Every statistic about Uganda's HIV/AIDS orphans says that Shirah and her classmates should never have succeeded.

Thanks to YOUR LOVE, Shirah and many other HIV/AIDS orphans are obliterating the barriers!

 

There are many more children like Shirah--brilliant children who are being kept in poverty because they don't have the opportunity to go to school. Help us change their stories like YOU have done for so many other children!

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July 15, 2015

9:01am EDT until 11:59pm EDT (or when funds run out)

Matching is for gifts up to $1,000!

Join us July 15th for 50% Matching!
Join us July 15th for 50% Matching!

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Janitah in her Kutamba Primary School uniform
Janitah in her Kutamba Primary School uniform

Janitah is one of YOUR nursery students at Kutamba Primary School.

Her favorite color is blue and she loves to sing. But most of all she loves to go to school. 

Every day she wakes up in the morning, puts on the shoes and the pretty green school uniform YOU bought her and begins her long walk to school. 

As she walks to school, carrying the books YOU gave her, she dreams about her future.

She dreams of walking at her high school graduation just like your pioneer students did in December. Seeing them succeed gives her hope!

In just 13 years, Janitah will have graduated from high school and will be ready to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

She'll never forget the generosity and love YOU have shown her.

 

We need YOU to help Janitah and her classmates reach their dreams!

This upcoming Tuesday (April 14th)

YOU can get your donation to this project matched 50% 

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and it ends at midnight (12:00am EDT) or whenever the $100,000 in matching funds are gone.

(They go quickly so please give early!)

YOUR 2014 high school graduates
YOUR 2014 high school graduates

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Nyaka Nursery Students Showing Off Their New Shoes
Nyaka Nursery Students Showing Off Their New Shoes

You'd seen shoes before but you'd never had a pair of your own. Your teacher smiled at you as brushed the dust off your feet and pulled the socks up all the way to yours knees. They feel tight and warm but, before you can decide if you like it or not, she slips the shoes--your shoes--on your feet.

The bunny runs around the tree and goes into the hole and, before you know it, you're standing up in your first pair of shoes. At first it's strange but you notice that the stones don't hurt your feet anymore. You can run faster and jump without worrying about cuts or bruises. 

Even though you're young, you know these shoes mean something more than what they seem. It means someone cares about you from your head all the way down to your toes.

After your parents died, you weren't sure if anyone would ever believe in you the way your parents had. But now you know someone does. And somehow that helps you run a little bit faster, jump a little bit higher, and work a little bit harder to reach your dream. Knowing that someone is standing beside you makes everything feel a little bit easier.

Every one of YOUR nursery student goes through an experience like this when they begin school. It might be the day they receive their first pair of shoes, the day they put on their first school uniform, or maybe when they receive their first pencil in class. Because YOU have given to this project, YOU have given a moment like this to a child who desperately needed it.

 

TODAY! YOU have the chance to get matched 30% to support your students.

YOUR gift up to $1000 will be matched starting at 9:00am EDT until 11:59pm EDT (or until the matching funds are gone)

Thank you for standing with YOUR students! 

Kutamba Primary School Students at School
Kutamba Primary School Students at School

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Students at morning assembly
Students at morning assembly

February 9th, 2015 was a historic day in southwest Uganda!

That was the day that YOUR Nyaka Vocational Secondary School opened! 50 students from YOUR Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools have started their first year of secondary school.

YOUR school will grow every year until it reaches its full capacity of 600 students! That will almost double the total number of students YOU educated in 2014! 

In order to fill YOUR school, Nyaka needs to finish building the entire school campus, which includes all 4 of the lab buildings and your boys dormitory. We know YOUR love and compassion will help us reach this goal!

We are sending you some beautiful pictures from YOUR opening day of school. We hope they fill YOU with pride and joy!

Students at morning assembly
Students at morning assembly
Students and teacher in class
Students and teacher in class
Boys in their temporary dorm (an empty classroom)
Boys in their temporary dorm (an empty classroom)
Main academic building
Main academic building

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Kutamba Primary School Students at School
Kutamba Primary School Students at School

Last year YOU gave 650 students free education, healthcare, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.

We want you to know that YOUR hard work is paying off! Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. This test has the power to decide their entire future. It will determine if they will be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who do not score high enough are often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attending a formalized vocational school.

This year, 87% of your Primary 7 students received a B+ or higher and ALL of YOUR students passed!

Thanks to your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, ALL of your Primary 7 students will be given high quality education when their new school opens on February 9th!

YOUR support is the reason these children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future that many children are not so blessed to have.

The more YOU help, the less likely these children will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams.  Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! If you want to help us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students have the opportunity to get a high quality education, please consider giving to our new project on global giving, Build A School for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Uganda.

The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School
The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School

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Twesigye Kaguri

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East Lansing, MI United States

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