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Jan 25, 2019

Up, Up, and Away--from Orphan to Pilot!

Dorothy playing cards with friends
Dorothy playing cards with friends

Dorothy really wants to share her story with you.

Because you make it possible for her to access free education at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, Dorothy is passionate about studying science! In between studying chemistry and playing cards with her friends, she studies airplanes. She is determined to defy the odds and become one of Uganda’s only female pilots. 

You’d never know it through her smiles, but she once was a victim of cruel bullying. Before you made it possible for her to receive support at Nyaka, she hated her old school.

Though Dorothy lives with illness and a difficult home life, your schools serve as her safe haven. Dorothy no longer survives day-to-day. Today, she is thriving academically because she has friends and kind adults who support her.

Click the video link below to learn about how your compassion helped her find the community she needed to work toward healing and hope.

Click Here to Watch Dorothy's Video!


Jan 25, 2019

You Empowered a Former Nyaka Student to Give Back!

Kutamba Primary School Nursery Student
Kutamba Primary School Nursery Student

When Abia was a child, she lost her parents to AIDS. Just a child herself, she was suddenly a mother to her younger siblings. They were children living on their own with no money and no hope of going to school.

This was too much for a child to handle on her own. Fortunately, she discovered your Nyaka Primary School. She and her siblings were three of Nyaka’s first students.

Because of the free education you provided for Abia, she was able to work her way through school to earn her teaching certificate. Her siblings are now finishing their education too, so Abia decided to raise four more orphaned children who needed a loving home.

Today, Abia is the nursery teacher at your Kutamba Primary School! Abia was so inspired by your kindness that she has dedicated her life to offering other orphaned children opportunities. Every day when her students see her, they know that being orphaned will not stop them from reaching their dreams. She is an inspiration to every child!

Click the link below to watch a video about Abia. As you watch Abia’s story, know that it was your love and support that offered her the tools she needed to escape poverty.

Click Here to Watch Abia's Video


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!


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