Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

 
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Ronald wants to be a teacher!
Ronald wants to be a teacher!

Imagine that you are a child—almost too young to keep memories—and one day your father, who has been sick your entire life, is gone. You never knew your mother but you know the same illness also took her away.

At the funeral, as you hold your younger sister’s hand, you hear the whispers. Slim. You don’t know what the word means but even your young ears can tell that it means something very bad.

What you know for certain is that now you and your sister are completely alone.

This is the memory that Ronald has of his early life after his parents passed away from HIV/ADS. His story begins very similar to the story of many children in Uganda. Luckily for Ronald and his little sister, Gloria, two amazing things happened to them.

The first was that their grandmother learned about her son’s death. They lived far away from but, as soon as she heard that her grandchildren needed her, she made the long journey to rescue them and bring them back to her home.

The second occurred shortly after. Although their grandmother loved them deeply and cared for them as well as she could, she could not afford to send them to school. Then The Nyaka Primary School opened in their village of Nyakagyezi. Ronald and Gloria were among the first students to attend.

They were given free education, uniforms (with shoes!), healthcare, and nutritious meals!

Because of YOU, Ronald and Gloria are now both in secondary school. In just a couple years, they will both be attending university and they will be able to repay their grandmother for the hard work and sacrifices she made while raising them. Ronald wants to be a teacher and his sister, Gloria, wants to be a lawyer. Thanks to YOU, they have the opportunity!

There are so many children whose stories YOU are changing every day. Precious little lives that would otherwise be trapped in a lifetime of poverty, unable to share their gifts and talents with the world.

Thank YOU for giving them this chance!

YOUR children are celebrating today because YOUR support during the last Global Giving Match Day raised $977! That’s Amazing! That will send 4 primary school children to school for a year!

 

August Challenge!

If you didn’t give to Nyaka during the last two Bonus Days (or if you want to see more lives changed), YOU have the opportunity to make your gift go further this August! If you make a new, recurring gift to Nyaka at some time during the entire month of August, YOU could help YOUR children win $1,000 from Global Giving!

If we raise $2,000 in recurring donation funds for August, Global Giving will award us $1,000!  

There are just a couple rules to remember:

  • It must be a NEW recurring gift. (That means that you haven’t made a recurring gift to this project before.)  
  • You must keep your recurring donation for at least three months so your donation will count.
  • It must be between $20 and $200
  • It start on August 1st at 9:00am (EDT) and lasts until August 31st at 11:59pm (EDT).

If we don’t make our goal of $2,000 in recurring gifts, we will miss out on the $1,000 prize! Please give starting at 9:00am (EST) on August 1st!

Ronald
Ronald's sister, Gloria, wants to be a lawyer!

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Evaristo with a drawing of himself as a journalist
Evaristo with a drawing of himself as a journalist

We just got the news!

YOU are helping Evaristo reach his dream of becoming a Journalist! 

It must be all the books and newspapers YOU are providing or maybe it's all the confidence he has from the education YOU have given him!

Whatever it is, Evaristo can dream big because YOU are giving him the opportunity!

Evaristo and his four siblings had no one to care for them until one of the grandmothers in their village, Natasy, took them in. They weren't her family by blood but love is more important than blood. With YOUR help, Natasy is able to care for all five children and provide them with the support they need to reach their dreams.

THANK YOU for being family to YOUR children in Uganda!

Today, we need YOU to help us reach more children like Evaristo!

Global Giving will match your gift 50%!

It starts TODAY at 9:00am (EDT) and will last until 11:59pm (EDT) tonight (Or until matching funds run out!)

Please give early! Funds will go fast! 

There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.

AND a $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.

Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000

This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further! 

Nyaka Primary School students in school
Nyaka Primary School students in school

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Shirah
Shirah

Meet Shirah!

She has worked hard in school and now she is in her final year of secondary school!

Next year she will enter University so that one day she can be an Accountant.

Shirah studied hard and got good grades so that she could succeed but she could never have gotten where she is now without the love and support of people like YOU.

YOU have built the ladder for her to climb out of poverty!

We are so proud of Shirah and her classmates.

Because YOU supported them, they are already role models for the children in their community. Because of the example they will set, other HIV/AIDS Orphans will know that they too can go to university.

YOUR love spreads hope!


THANK YOU!

 

Tomorrow, please help us reach more children like Shirah!

Join us for a special Bonus Day!

Global Giving will match your gift 50%!

Tomorrow, July 16th, 2014                             

9:00am (EDT) to 11:59pm (EDT)--Please give early! Funds will go fast! 

 

There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.

AND a $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.

Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000

This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further! 

Some of the children Shirah is inspiring!
Some of the children Shirah is inspiring!

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Girls
Girls' Dormitory with new roof!

We don't tell you enough...YOU are amazing! 

YOU have given your children the food, clean water, free healthcare, and education that they have been craving!

And what's even better? 

Now you are building them a brand new secondary school!

Currently, Nyaka and Kutamba primary students must apply to secondary schools in the region to continue their education. They have to live far from home and their support systems. Nyaka provides students with free tutoring, access to internet, and a case manager to help them address problems. Their secondary schools do not provide many of these added supports. Most staff at their secondary schools do not have the understanding of their experiences to meet their unique needs.

YOUR 191 children have worked so hard to graduate from primary school. Now they can also receive a guaranteed quality secondary education. This will mean that they can stay closer to home and get the educational supports they need to be successful students!

YOU have already put a roof on the secondary school's main building. Today we are sending you a first look at the brand new roof on the Girls' dormitory! 

Thanks to YOU, we are making progress to opening our doors for students at the beginning of the school year in February 2015!

Keep up the great work!

 

We also want to thank you for your support during this last Bonus Day!

YOU raised $3,155 for YOUR children! THANK YOU!

Didn't get the chance to give last month?

YOU have another chance!

Global Giving will match your gift 50%!

July 16th

9:00am (EDT) to 11:59pm (EDT)--Please give early! Funds will go fast! 

 

There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.

AND $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.

Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000

This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further! 

Girls
Girls' Dormitory with new roof (side view)
Girls
Girls' Dormitory with new roof (back & side view)

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Nyaka Primary School students
Nyaka Primary School students

YOU are making a difference for YOUR children.

Children like Rogers.

Rogers is a primary 6 student at Kutamba. He loves going to school so much he wants to stay forever. That's why he wants to be a teacher when he grows up. 

And YOU are helping Rogers achieve his dream!

Because of YOU Rogers and the other children you support will have two nutritious meals today.

They will wear the uniforms and shoes YOU provided for them.

They will be healthy because YOU have provided vaccines and healthcare for them.

They will smile and jump and play football because YOU have given them a reason to be happy.

 

YOU can help all of YOUR children even more!

For every gift you make today after 12:00pm (EDT), Microsoft YouthSpark will match your donation 100%!

  • Matching starts today at 12:00pm (EDT) and will end tomorrow at 11:59 am (EST)
  • There is $200,000 for matching but the funds will go quickly. Please give as soon as you can after 12:00pm (EDT).
  • Only donations between $10 and $1,000 will be matched.
Rogers with his drawing of himself as a teacher
Rogers with his drawing of himself as a teacher

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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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