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!)
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!
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!
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.
YOUR support this year has given all of your 650 children exactly what they need to reach their dreams.
YOU have given them free education, meals, healthcare, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies. These are things that we may take for granted, but without these vital resources, YOUR students couldn't go to school.
Over this past year, YOU have helped Nyaka reach more students than ever before. YOU have built a new secondary and vocational school and YOU will be sending your first class of students to university in the fall.
If YOU had not stepped in, they would be trapped in poverty and even their children would be more likely to stay in poverty. They would be more vulnerable to predators and HIV/AIDS. YOUR girls would be more likely to marry or have children before they're ready.
YOUR generosity has changed the course of their lives. Because of YOU, they will be leaders in their communities when they grow up. They will be doctors, lawyers, politicians, business leaders...the possibilities are endless!
I hope YOU feel the profound magnitude of the gift YOU have given this year.
YOUR children wish you very Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!
There's still time to make a gift before the end of the 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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