May 13, 2021

Vocational Students Sat For Their Final Exams

Brick Laying Exam
Brick Laying Exam

Every year, vocational students from around the county sit for their final exams. There are several exams students take including the Directorate of institution training (DIT) exam, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exam, and Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exam. These are students’ final assessment exams that test their ability. Yearly, our students pass with flying colors. Successfully passing their test is the reason why many of them get employed immediately after school.

Over the last few months, Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) students have gone through a phased return approach to school in order to take exams. Candidate classes senior 4 and vocational year 2 students completed their DIT Exams. 

  • 32 students took their UCE exams in March and will be joining other schools for S5 or take up a course at a different institution depending on how they score on final exams.
  • 16 vocational year 2 students sat for their DIT (Directorate of Industrial Training) exams in April. Passing students are able to take their skills in tailoring, carpentry, brick making and brick laying to earn some income in their communities.
  • 23 senior 6 students took their UACE exams in April. They will join university or another higher learning institution for further education during the next academic year if they excel.

The education these students are receiving is life changing and even allows for some students to work and help their families while attending school.

Tailoring Exam
Tailoring Exam

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Mar 29, 2021

The Community Is Growing and Safe During COVID-19

New Grannies
New Grannies

Our Grandmother Program has increased by almost 5,000 grandmothers! Due to the increase of grandmothers we are also increasing the amount of resources they have access to including: microfinance funds, soap, food, farming tools, training, home improvements, and more.

These additional grandmothers are able to support thousands more children while ensuring that each child has a responsible and loving adult to care for them. Many grandmothers are caring for their grandchildren 24/7 while awaiting for them to be phased back into school.

The Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) recently released the schedule for a phased return to school. This schedule ensures that social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures can be observed at school. 

Until all students return, the MoES has donated Home Study Learning text books for Nyaka Primary School students and we’ll continue to create and distribute additional study materials to all students.  

The Ministry of Health has begun implementing it’s COVID-19 vaccination program. During phase one, health workers, teachers, security personnel, citizens above 70, and those with underlying conditions will be vaccinated. This phase will greatly and positively affect the Nyaka community with our teachers and grandmothers being vaccinated, helping keep the entire community safe.


 

COVID-19 Ugandan Updates
COVID-19 Ugandan Updates
Home Study Learning books for Primary Students
Home Study Learning books for Primary Students

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Mar 9, 2021

Thank you for helping us reach vulnerable girls

Anisha
Anisha

In light of yesterday marking the beginning of International Women’s Week, we want to highlight just a few of the wonderful girls and young women within our schools that wake up each day to fight relentless adversity to receive an education in order to better their lives and the lives around them.

Anisha:

16-year-old Anisha has been at Nyaka for the last eight years of her life! Anisha’s primary caregiver is her aunt because both her parents passed away. Although Anisha wanted to attend school, unfortunately, Anisha’s aunt did not have the income to cover her school tuition fees. Anisha ultimately joined our Primary school because she and her aunt heard an announcement over the radio that Nyaka Primary School wanted pupils to join the Nursery class. Due to her family's situation, Anisha had once lost hope of being happy again since her parents' passing, but she was happy once she joined Nyaka. Since joining Nyaka, Anisha’s life has changed for the better.

Amelia:

Amelia was just seven years old when a community member told her grandmother how Nyaka school offers free education to vulnerable children. Once her grandmother enrolled her, she became an avid reader and loved to discover new words. Her love of reading led her to join the Nyaka debate club with her advanced vocabulary. Nyaka helped Amelia gain the confidence to speak in public. Because of the life-changing education she's receiving, she wants to become an advocate to speak up for other children and she dreams of becoming a nurse.

Elizabeth:

When Elizabeth was just five years old, her dad passed away. Leaving  Elizabeth’s mom to care for her as a single parent. Her mom did the best she could to allow Elizabeth to live her best life. One year after her dad's passing, Elizabeth was admitted into the Nyaka Primary School. Elizabeth and her mother we’re so happy that Elizabeth would not only receive a great education, but it would cost their family nothing. Unfortunately, soon after Elizabeth started school, her mother fell ill and passed away leaving Elizabeth no other choice, but to live with her aunt. In spite, the unfortunate passing of her mom and dad, Elizabeth is grateful to be receiving an education. Elizabeth dreams of becoming a doctor one day. 

For students like Anisha, Amelia, and Elizabeth, Nyaka provides the needed resources for them to attend school to receive a life-changing education. 

Your support helps us reach more vulnerable girls in rural Uganda in order to utilize education to unlock their full potential and enable them access to a brighter future.

Thank you!

Amelia
Amelia
Elizabeth
Elizabeth

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