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Jan 25, 2019

Girls in STEM Take Over The World!

Software engineers, doctors, computer programmers, oh my!

These are just some of the professions that girls in rural Southwest Uganda dream of becoming. However, in this region, it is common for poor uneducated women to begin families while in their teens, trapping them (and often their children) in poverty.

Because of your support, Nyaka’s female students are able to access the education needed to achieve their dream STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. Through Nyaka’s Robotics Club, students are able to learn hands-on technological skills that are applicable to the professional world. The club emphasizes students creating electronic devices that benefit their communities.

Through the club, a team of female students have created a phone app that helps nurses tend to patients in the overcrowded local hospitals.

Follow the link below to watch our video, and you will meet three female secondary students who you have empowered through technology! The girls talk about how the club not only prepares them for the workforce with applicable skills, but has also improved their confidence and their ability to work as a team.

Because of your support, Nyaka’s women are able to become the technological leaders of tomorrow!

Click Here to Watch Their Video!

https://youtu.be/7ow8jZdsYNk

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Jan 25, 2019

Your Compassion Helps Children of Abuse

Photo of Young Survivors
Photo of Young Survivors

Children do not always have the words to express trauma.

Annah’s mother died during childbirth. Her only family, her grandparents, became her caretakers. She felt like her grandmother was a mother, but always felt uncomfortable around her grandfather.

When her grandmother often went away, Annah was forced to be alone with her grandfather. She couldn’t fully explain why she felt nervous around him. Then, when she was just 5 years old, he attacked her and sexually abused her. Eventually he was caught, but the abuse left Annah HIV positive.

Because of your support, she is able to get the ARV pills she needs to treat her illness so she can stay in school. Your EDJA staff made sure her grandfather was arrested. They supported Annah and her grandmother through the comlicated legal process. Your support also provides Annah with counseling to help her work toward healing.

Without you, Annah and her grandmother would have been left alone with no allies to stand with them. Your support reminds Annah that she is believed, she is valuable, and she is worthy of justice--truths that every survivor needs to hear.

Thank you for empowering and supporting Annah on her healing journey.

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Jan 25, 2019

Honest's Life Will Never Be The Same--Thank You!

Grandmothers in a Granny Group
Grandmothers in a Granny Group

Nyaka grandmothers give everything they have so their grandchildren can have a better life.

Grandmothers like Honest work hard in the fields under the hot sun through the pain of arthritis and old age to make sure their grandchildren have enough to eat.

Before joining Nyaka, Honest had a small shop, but could not grow enough or buy enough supplies to sell. Because her small business was not growing, Honest could not afford basic needs or school fees for her grandchildren.

When Honest and other grandmothers created a Nyaka Granny Group in their region, your support helped her dramatically change her family’s life. Because of your support, Honest received a micro-loan that allowed her to grow her business.

Because you empowered Honest through business training, people now come from all over the region to shop at her store! You have allowed her the opportunity to send her grandchildren to school!

As you watch her story with the link below, know that this is one of the 7,000+ happy endings you have helped write. Thank you for supporting women like Honest so she can better other children’ worlds.

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