YOU are amazing! Every gift YOU make to help YOUR grandmothers is making a huge difference in their lives and helping their community!
Christina is a grandmother in one of YOUR 91 Granny Groups whose life YOU have changed. She had 12 children, but they all died. Most grandmothers in Uganda rely on their children to care for them in their old age. All alone, Christina had no way to build a new pit latrine when she needed one.
She was forced to use her neighbor’s or dig small ditches in her banana plantation. This wasn’t just inconvenient, it put Christine and all of her neighbors in danger of illness.
Many grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren get sick and some even die from preventable illnesses because they didn’t have access to a sanitary pit latrine. Only 45% of the people living in rural Uganda have access to basic sanitization according to the World Health Organization.
Unlike many people, Christina was fortunate that her Granny Group selected her to receive one. She told us this simple gift has changed her life. Now she has hope that she will survive.
Last year YOU built a pit latrine for Christine and 34 other grandmothers through YOUR compassion and love!
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!
YOUR first class of students at YOUR Nyaka Vocational Secondary School are already showing how excited they are to learn!
Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. In the past, this test had the power to decide their entire future. It was used to determine if they would be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who did not score high enough were often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have had to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attend 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 that ALL of YOUR children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future!
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 soon, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! Your support of this project is helping us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students will have the opportunity to get a high quality education.