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Jul 15, 2019

Great Things STEM from The Education YOU Provide

2018 was a year of exciting first for students in your schools! In December 2018, your Vocational Secondary School first class of senior four students participated in national exams. Your students did very well! Over half of participating seniors earned scores that would earn them admittance into a great high school. The remaining students will continue their education in vocational or certificate programs. Also in 2018, NVSS hosted its first Robotics camp. More than 100 students from NVSS and other schools in the community learned valuable technology skills like programming, robotics, and coding.

Thanks to your continued and unwavering support, you’ve successfully built most of your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School. In 2018, you completed construction of your Multipurpose and Dining Hall and Kitchen. Now your Vocational Secondary School is one building away from being completed!

The final building will be home to the school’s physics and chemistry labs. This will allow you to provide Nyaka students with high quality STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This program will help your Nyaka students continue to earn high scores on their national exams so they can be accepted to great high schools and universities. This program will increase your student’s interests in working in STEM field.

It is so vital to make all of your schools centers for excellence in STEM fields, because over 80% of future jobs in Uganda—and across the world—will require some STEM knowledge.      

You are providing new hope to the most vulnerable children in Uganda. Every one of the students who attend your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School will be more likely to find employment. They will live longer, healthier lives. And their children will be more likely to attend school.

You are breaking the cycle of poverty in Uganda. Thank you!

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Jun 3, 2019

You Create a Legacy of Female Leaders!

Meet Kirabo! Your support develops her to a leader
Meet Kirabo! Your support develops her to a leader

Starting a new school is a big change, but it’s even more shocking if you never thought you’d still be in school at 15.

 

Before joining Nyaka, Kirabo’s family couldn’t afford to feed their children, let alone send them to school. Even if they had the money, Kirabo was afraid that her family would send her brothers to school before her. In rural Uganda, paying for a son’s school fees is a more important investment than a daughter’s education. Before she turned five, Kirabo had given up on her dream to attend school. She thought she was destined to be a young wife and a young mother.

 

However, because you give Kirabo free education at Nyaka, her dreams have changed. You’ve given her the tools to reach her dream of becoming a lawyer. She is so excited to work towards her education goals this year!

 

Click the link below to watch a video about how your kindness allows Kirabo, as well as two other female students, to unlock their true potential. By enabling these girls to start their school year off with the tools and support need to succeed academically, you are helping them become Uganda’s future leaders.

 

Your gifts not only empower Kirabo, but can continue to impact the many girls yearning for an education in rural Southwest Uganda!

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Jun 3, 2019

You Give Nyaka Girls a Voice to Change the World!

Meet Amelia, a voracious reader!
Meet Amelia, a voracious reader!

When Amelia was a child, she and her orphaned siblings lived with their grandmother. Amelia’s grandmother loved her children. However, as a farmer, it was hard to afford the grandchildren’s basic needs, including school fees.

Amelia attended school, but often, she would be chased away from class because her family couldn’t afford the school fees. Even when she was in class, she couldn’t focus. She was too nervous that someone would run into her classroom and chase her away until she could pay.

Amelia saw how one of her sisters had to drop out of school, before age 13, to work in the fields. Amelia dreamed of becoming a nurse to help people who were sick like her family members. Yet, she was terrified that, like her sister, she would have to end her education early.

Because of you, Amelia’s life is changed forever! When Amelia was seven, a community member told her grandmother how Nyaka school offers free education to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Her grandmother immediately enrolled her.

Once Amelia started at Nyaka, she loved learning how to read and write. She became an avid reader. She loved to discover new words. If she didn’t know a word, her teachers encouraged her to look it up! Amelia is now a Primary Seven student who loves to impress the judges in debate club with her advanced vocabulary. (Often, her verbosity and eloquence expeditiously stupefies her opponents.)

Your Nyaka Debate Club helped Amelia gain the confidence to speak in public. She has learned to consider her opinions and defend them with research. Since you helped Amelia to find her voice, she wants to become an advocate to speak up for other children who are chased out of school.

Amelia is so excited to follow your example and make a difference.

All smiles because you make Nyaka possible!
All smiles because you make Nyaka possible!
Focused on learning so she can advocate for others
Focused on learning so she can advocate for others

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