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.
Apr 5, 2016

STEM Opportunities For Girls!

The biology lab your girls will be using at NVSS
The biology lab your girls will be using at NVSS

Your girls are so grateful for the gift you have given them. Education is the key to their success.

Many girls in Uganda have the dream of pursuing a career they are passionate about. The girls who can achieve this dream benefit from more choices in their lives. They are able to get married later. They tend to choose to have fewer children. Their children are more likely to go to school. 

We are always reaching to open more doors for girls in careers that have been closed to them because of sexism and discrimination. Girls have been kept from pursuing jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (called STEM fields). That is why the science labs at your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School are so essential to your girls' success.

Recently, we finished construction on your biology and computer labs. These facilities will give your secondary students access to resources that are virtually nonexistent in rural Uganda. They will have computers with internet and a biology lab that has no rival in the entire region! 

The girls you are supporting at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School will now be able to show their community what girls are capable of when you invest in them. They will have a great foundation of knowledge to make them successful in high school and university.

All of this is possible because you have supported your girls.

Thank you!

The computer lab your girls will be using at NVSS
The computer lab your girls will be using at NVSS

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Mar 4, 2016

School is Back!

Kutamba Nursery Class in their Uniforms
Kutamba Nursery Class in their Uniforms

Do you remember when you first started school? Did you have butterflies in your tummy? Were you nervous to meet your teacher for the first time? Were you excited to meet new friends?

You probably thought about all of those things. But in all of your excitement, I'll bet you weren't excited about school because you knew you would get your very first pair of shoes. And I bet you didn't giggle with delight because your school uniform was the best outfit you'd ever put on. And you probably didn't want to cry from happiness because you know you won't be hungry today.

For your students, starting school is about so much more than school. It means having life-saving medical care and vaccines. It means eating two hot meals every school day. It means feeling pride for the first time in a brand new school uniform and shoes. For your students this gift you have given them tells them that they are valued. You are reminding them that someone believes they can do whatever it is they set their hearts out to do. 

This year 724 students are in school because of you!

Because of your love, your students will do amazing things. They might cure cancer or end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Some may go on to be writers or artists. Others might give their lives to help other orphans like them. Whatever they decide to do, it will be because you have shown them they are valuable and worthy of a good life.

Thank you for your compassion and love!

 

Want to help more orphaned children go to school? join us for

GlobalGiving's first Bonus Day of 2016!

Wednesday, March 16th starting at 9:00am (Eastern)

Every donation will be matched!

It's a pro-rated match day, which means that every project will get a portion of the matching funds based on how much they raised. Here is the explanation for how they will distribute matching funds: (amount of funds you raise/amount of total funds raised on Bonus Day) x $75,000 = Matching funds we receive!

Nyaka nursery students with their new shoes
Nyaka nursery students with their new shoes
Students getting new uniforms
Students getting new uniforms

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Mar 4, 2016

From the Field to Building Futures!

Grandmothers working in a field
Grandmothers working in a field

Right now there is a grandmother in Uganda. Sweat pours down her face and her shoulders ache but she doesn't stop swinging her garden hoe. After a day's work in this field she will earn just 3,000 shillings (about $1 USD). She will use this money to feed and clothe her grandchildren as best as she can.

Even though she works hard, she won't be able to send them to school. She cannot afford to buy even a pencil for her grandchildren, much less buy them textbooks and uniforms or pay their school fees. As she watched them grow, she knows their tiny hands will someday be callous from swinging garden hoes. Their potential will be wasted on mindless work. They will be trapped in poverty just as she has for her entire life. The thought breaks her heart.

This is a true story for too many grandmothers in Uganda. Too many of these courageous, hardworking women are stuck in the painful cycle of poverty.

The situation is dire but, because of your generosity, hope is springing up for many women like this grandmother. The micro-finance loans you give to your grandmothers empowers them to use their skills and talents to start businesses of their own. As entrepreneurs they can make more money--enough to take care of their grandchildren AND send them to school--and they can do work that is much less taxing on their bodies. Grandmothers can make baskets (like the ones featured in our Grandmother Basket Program!), they can open stores, market stalls, or many other successful businesses. All your amazing grandmothers need is an opportunity Thank you so much for giving it to them!

A grandmother can get her business started with a loan as little as $20 USD. That's less than a pizza!

Looking for an opportunity to see more of your grandmothers succeed?

GlobalGiving's first Bonus Day of 2016 is coming up soon!

Wednesday, March 16th starting at 9:00am (Eastern)

Every donation will be matched!

It's a pro-rated match day, which means that every project will get a portion of the matching funds based on how much they raised. Here is the explanation for how they will distribute matching funds: (amount of funds you raise/amount of total funds raised on Bonus Day) x $75,000 = Matching funds we receive!

Grandmother holding a basket she made
Grandmother holding a basket she made

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