The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Dec 22, 2014

YOU Made This Historic Graduation Happen!

Congratulations!
 
YOUR support this year has made another Nyaka graduation possible!
 
Please join us in celebrating YOUR 7th Nyaka Graduation!

Because of YOU, 52 primary students are headed off to secondary school. 

Because of YOUR support, 14 students will be applying to University in the fall and 6 students will be leaving vocational school to start their jobs!

All of YOUR children benefit from every year of school you give them. Even if they hadn't graduated, every year of school YOU have given them means they would have 10% higher wages in their lifetime. 

But YOU gave them something better than a better wage. YOU gave them a chance to reach their dreams. The life-saving support YOU provided helped them get their diplomas.

They fought against all odds to get to where they are and YOU helped them do it!

Next year we have two exciting firsts to look forward to. 

 
Your 52 children who graduated from Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools will be the first class to attend the Nyaka secondary and Vocatioanl School when it opens in February 2015.
Your 14 senior six students and 6 vocational students who graduated this year are all part of the original pioneer students who attended Nyaka Primary School when it first opened. They are the first class of YOUR pioneer students to graudate from High School!
 
Over the next year YOUR graduated vocational students will be finding employment and many of YOUR graduated secondary students will be applying to continue their education at University! 

 

Thank YOU for making this historic graduation possible!

Want to see YOUR gift go Further this year?

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children!

All YOU have to do is make a gift to this project before Midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects that raises the most money, YOUR children will WIN!

 

 

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Dec 22, 2014

Twine Feels A-maize-ing Because of YOU!

Twine and her Maize
Twine and her Maize

During this Holiday Season we want to celebrate the tremendous work you are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda.

Twine is one of the 7,005 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 57 years old and raising two grandchildren on her own. Her grandchildren came to live with her four years ago after their mother died of HIV/AIDS.

Twine had a business growing maize but she wasn't making enough money to keep her family fed and healthy. There was no bank she could go to and she had no credit history. 

But Twine's Granny Group knew her. Her fellow grandmothers knew she was trustworthy, they believed in her skills as a business woman, and they knew that she would work hard to pay them back

They voted to give Twine three micro-finance loans for her business. They ranged from 50,000 to 60,000 Ugandan Shillings. (That's only $18--$22 US dollars!)

For less than $60 US Dollars, Twine was able to expand her business. Now she can support her grandchildren's education costs, keep her family fed, and still has enough money to pay back her loan.

Just $60 made all of this possible!

Every Grandmother YOU help improves her life and the lives of the people in her community. The impact you are making will be felt for generations!

Thank YOU for making a difference!

Grandmother Balancing Her Granny Group
Grandmother Balancing Her Granny Group's Accounts

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Dec 22, 2014

YOUR Historic Graduation for Girls!

Grauating Girls Standing Beside Their Male Peers
Grauating Girls Standing Beside Their Male Peers

This year YOU made history!

25 of YOUR primary school girls graduated and will be the first to attend YOUR Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School in just a few short months.

This means that YOUR girls will have a better chance to reach their dreams! Uganda has a devastatingly high rate of unplanned pregnancy among young girls. About 1 in 4 girls will have a pregnancy before they turn 18. Most secondary schools in Uganda expel girls immediately if they are found to be pregnant, immediately ending her chance to complete her education. Some schools allow girls to come back to school after a year but many girls do not return.

Without an education, girls in Uganda will not be able to speak up and have their voices heard. YOUR support is changing the tides for these girls. 

The quality health education and support YOU provide to YOUR girls has done so much to help them avoid unplanned pregnancies but we know that we can do more to ensure that YOUR girls can wait to have their first child when they are ready. 

The Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School will mean that YOU Nyaka team will be able to provide more health education and support specific to their needs. Nyaka is committed to YOUR girls and their futures. No girl will be expelled if she becomes pregnant. Instead she will be given additional support to ensure that she can continue her education and care for her child.

Because of YOU, YOUR Nyaka Girls will have more control over their lives.

YOU are also sending girls to University!

YOUR Senior six girls have graduated and will be preparing to attend university in the fall. These students are from YOUR pioneer class of students. They were the first class of students to attend Nyaka Primary School when Nyaka first opened its doors!

The first step to getting more women in a position of power in Uganda is to have more women in University. YOU have given them everything they need to achieve their dreams and now they are doing it!

Thank YOU for making 2014 a fantastic and historic year for YOUR girls!

Graduating Nyaka Girls With Their Male Peers
Graduating Nyaka Girls With Their Male Peers
Secondary and Vocational School Graduates
Secondary and Vocational School Graduates

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