Meet Ronald! He is a 6-year-old nursery student at Kutamba Primary School. He loves to dance, and you can tell by his adorable smile that he loves to laugh.
Because of YOU, Ronald has everything he needs to succeed. He has free education, books, healthcare, clean water, a school uniform (with shoes!), and now he has one more thing...
He has a secondary school to go to near his home! The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School just celebrated its official opening on July 17th, 2015.
Thanks to help from wonderful supporters like YOU, the school will be fully built and at full capacity years before Ronald will walk through those halls!
We've shared some photos of this wonderful event below. YOU can see more great photos on our Facebook page!
Thank YOU for making a difference for Ronald and all of YOUR students in Uganda.
Thanks to YOUR support, the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) is giving 50 students high quality education!
Even though the school is still being constructed, we celebrated the official opening of NVSS on July 17th, 2015. Students, community members, supporters, and staff all came together to celebrate! One of YOUR first students at NVSS, Maritina, shared about her experience at the celebration. This is what she wrote:
"The Master of ceremonies was Teacher Pius. Meanwhile waiting for the guests, we were dancing. When the guest of honour arrived, we rejoiced and jumped up. The guest of honor was escorted by the Executive director Mr. Twesigye Jackson Kaguri and Professor Mondo Kagonyera the chancellor Makerere University. The guests were welcomed by a song from Nyaka Vocational Secondary School students. After the song, we received refreshments such as soft drinks, cakes and mineral water which were served by the teachers. We were again entertained by the pioneers of Nyaka with a marvelous song. The Executive director’s speech followed and Comfort and Maritina presented a poem entitled “I can’t finish talking.” The poem was promising and comforting.
"Cutting of the ribbon followed which marked the official opening of the school and lying of the foundation stones. After this the guest of honour gave his speech. Professor Mundo Kagonyera is the chancellor of Makere University and a longtime friend of Nyaka. His speech was containing advice that urged people to work hard to improve literacy in Africa. It was followed by a poem and a song by primary school pupils. The guests were later given gifts from students.
"Then the wonderful moment approached: the cutting of the cake. Oh my God! I couldn’t believe my eyes! The cake was the real structure of the school. It was cut by Prof. Mundo, the head girl, and the head boy. There after it was served to people. Music played and the ceremony ended with a prayer."
Thank YOU For making this wonderful event possible! Visit our Facebook page to see more great photos from this special day!
She is one of the girls that YOU support at Kutamba Primary School. She is a nursery student but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up, a Nurse! That might change between now and graduation day but what will never change is the opportunity YOU have given her to reach her dream.
Without YOU, Deniz would not be thinking about becoming a nurse at all. She would be fetching water and helping her grandmother cook. She would probably be married and have children before she reached eighteen. She would be more vulnerable to sexual predators and HIV/AIDS.
Because of YOUR support, Deniz can dream about her future. She will have the ability to make her own decisions. If she chooses to get married and have children it will be in her time and because she wants to.
We know Deniz and all of the girls whose lives YOU are investing in will do great things.
Thank YOU for empowering YOUR students so they can show the world what girls can do!