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Oct 24, 2018

YOU Didn't just build a school...you're building futures!

Pieces of a robotic arm
Pieces of a robotic arm

When you built Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, you created opportunity for future female engineers! 

Before joining Nyaka, Nayebare Primah had never stepped foot into a classroom. She watched other children in her village attend school, but her family couldn’t afford the school fees. Without school, Nayebare would’ve likely end up like the majority of uneducated girls in rural Uganda: destined to be a homemaker and young mother.  

However, Primah life changed when she had the opportunity to attend Nyaka’s Vocational Secondary School for FREE. You empower Primah to have confidence in her ideas. Primah took advantage of this chance to let her ideas flourish, as she joined the Robotics Club!

From the Robotics Club, Primah has gained skills in teamwork from working with other future engineers! She has also gained confidence from having to present her tech innovations in front of judges panels at robotics competitions. Last year, your support allowed her to compete with Nyaka’s Robotics Club in Kampala, where they came in FIRST!

Your support not only changed Primah. You are giving her a voice and a platform to transform how her community views girls. The inventions that the Nyaka Robotics Club creates target urgent needs in the community. To help prevent the spread of illness, Primah worked on a team that engineered an automatic sink tap so people can safely wash their hands!

Your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School is the place where Primah was able to explore STEM.  Your school is empowering Primah to be a leader in her community and an example to other girls yearning for an education in Southwest Uganda!

Your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School has just one building remaining to be constructed. It will house the physics and chemistry labs. With your support, we know Nyaka will continue to break new ground for STEM education in Uganda for girls and all students! Thank you! 

NVSS Students in Class
NVSS Students in Class

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Oct 24, 2018

Kashemire is on her way to be a robotics expert!

Robotic arm pieces ready to be assembled
Robotic arm pieces ready to be assembled

YOU are making sure girls like Kashemire are ready to take their place as leaders among their generation.

Did you know 95% of jobs by 2020 will require a formal STEAM* education? (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)

Kashemire, a third year Vocational student, always loved science. Yet, until she discovered Nyaka’s Robotics Club, she wasn’t able to apply her scientific knowledge outside the classroom.

However, your gifts allowed Kashemire to turn her scientific interests into job-friendly skills! After joining the club, she learned skills such as electrical wiring and computer programing.

Because of your compassion, Kashemire can combine her critical thinking abilities with her technical skills to help her community! Kashemire recognized that the understaffed, overcrowded local hospitals couldn’t care for all patients. To combat preventable deaths, the students created a hospital bed that automatically distributes IV medications.

YOU empowered Kashemire. Now she is saving lives!

Last year, Kashemire competed with the club in a national robotics competition. Nyaka WON against other secondary and university schools. Her success with the robotics club has encouraged her to become a doctor. With the education in tech innovation that you have provided her, she’s confident she’ll be a great doctor!

You are empowering a generation of women in STEM! THANK YOU!

Students applying STEM in the classroom
Students applying STEM in the classroom

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Oct 24, 2018

Fatuma is so grateful for you!

Some of Nyaka
Some of Nyaka's Grandmothers

Because of your compassion, Fatuma can care for all seven of her grandchildren.

At age 53, Fatuma was thrown back into a full-time caretaker role for her grandchildren. Though Fatuma owned a shop, she couldn't afford to stock her inventory. Because her business was struggling, she couldn't pay the school fees for her grandchildren.

Fatuma was devastated that she couldn’t fully support her grandchildren. But other than her husband, she had no support.

Yet, Fatuma and her family’s lives dramatically changed when she joined one of your Nyaka Granny Groups! The donations you gave, gurned into micro-loans for grandmothers like Fatuma. With herloan, Fatuma can now ensure that her shelves are always full.

Because you’ve provided Fatuma with the tools needed to run a stable business, she can now pay ALL of her grandkids’ school fees!

You also connected Fatuma to other grandmothers just like her! Together, they were able to create a community of support. These grandmothers really prove that more heads are better than one! They also exchange tips on child raising and on building businesses!

YOU gave Fatuma the tools she needed to change her life. Thank you!

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