Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

 
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Holiday greetings from Nyaka and Kutamba students in Uganda!

Over the past few years you have invested in our children and grannies and that fills me with gratitude.  Today I am asking you to reinvest in their lives.  A generous gift of any size will make a huge impact on their livelihood and happiness.  Please consider donating $75 or more today.  It is enough to provide a student with a school uniform, socks, shoes, and undergarments and a girl with necessary sanitary products and medicine for a year!

Please come with me on a journey to Uganda.

Imagine the sounds of little feet running through the grass after walking hours over hilly dirt roads to school. 

See their purple and green uniforms tenderly cared for by their grandmothers.

See the smiles YOU bring to their faces!

Twelve years ago, the doors opened at the Nyaka Primary School for 56 orphaned students.

Today, 12 years later, you are educating more than 600 students as well as assisting thousands of grannies and their grandchildren in the surrounding community.

In addition to all of these programs YOU have come to love and know, we are building a Secondary and Vocational Training School and many of our resources this year have been dedicated to the beginning stage of this project.  Over the next five years the school will save the organization money, but the next three years are critical in funding both the building of the school and our current programs. 

Giving generously today will ensure this happens.

Now, please take a moment to think about what your education has done for you. Think of the opportunities it has provided you, the relationships and connections it allowed you to make, and how it made you who you are today. Think about how grateful you are for your education.

I implore you to invest greatly in YOUR students’ lives today, so that they too can earn a higher wage and change their community.

This short video kicks off our six-week storytelling series we have made especially for you.  This week's video is less than 2 minutes long and is sure to fill you with gratitude. Enjoy it and share it with your family and friends!   

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The new secondary school
The new secondary school

Thank YOU for your generous support of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Too often the stories that we hear on the news are tragic. Because of YOU, the stories of the AIDS Orphans we serve are full of hope!

Because of YOUR SUPPORT, the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is building a new secondary school to serve even more AIDS Orphans in Southwest Uganda. You can see the progress for the new school is making great progress after only two months! Thanks to YOU, we are on track to meet our building goals!

This school will provide both seconday education and vocational training! So that every primary student has the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. Education is the key to getting our children out of the cycle of poverty. And YOU continue to make that happen!

Student at the Nyaka Primary School
Student at the Nyaka Primary School

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It's happening all thanks to YOU!

YOU have done it!

After so many years of supporting the students of Nyaka YOU have helped us reach a point where we've  broken ground on a Nyaka Secondary and Vocational Training School. 

Your unwavering support has ensured that all of our Nyaka and Kutamba Primary school students have graduated! As a result the need for building a secondary school now is greater than ever.

True to the holistic model YOU have invested and believed in over the past twelve years, the school will combine both traditional subjects together and special vocational technical subjects like tailoring and up and coming agricultural practices. 

The school will be free for our graduates to attend...this is a very progressive concept in Uganda.

Attatched you will find a letter from our executive director, Jackson...enjoy!

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We've got great news for YOU!

Nyaka has been chosen as a FINALIST in GlobalGiving's Photo Contest!

Help us to receive a $1,000 BONUS to support our students' education and spread the word about our unique mission by casting a vote.

Click here to vote for one of our TWO photos (or both!) between now and July 31st and confirm via your email- it's that easy.

Your time and efforts mean the world to us. Thank you from the whole Nyaka team.


P.S. Have you checked out our 100 days of summer on Facebook? Learn something new each and every day about our students, grannies and programs by clicking here.

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Kelly in Uganda
Kelly in Uganda

Dear Nyaka friends and family,

It’s such a joy to report to you fresh from Uganda! Last month, I spent time on the ground connecting with our grannies and students! Day after day, I was humbled by all the work YOU make possible.

While there, I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting Hilary, one of our pioneer secondary school students. He was one of the first students YOU helped support and was in the first graduating class in 2007. 

I knew that Hilary wanted to be a doctor from his many thank you letters he has written to donors in the United States.  At The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project we offer a child a free education from the moment they are enrolled as long as they continue to perform well in school.  We believe this creates buy-in.  

And it is working! Hilary is one example of over 650 students who are working so hard to pass their exams every day. 

YOU, dear donors, have made this all happen!

Without YOUR support, Hilary might have been working towards a very different dream. Instead, I learned that Hilary had just finished volunteering on his school break, working at the guest house, and is studying hard so that he can become a NEUROSURGEON.

YOUR generous support makes these kind of success stories happen each and every day at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools. 

And we thank YOU!

Consider giving a gift today and help us continue the work of empowering Nyaka’s youth! 

Kelly and Hilary
Kelly and Hilary

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Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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