Last year YOU gave 650 students free education, healthcare, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.
We want you to know that YOUR hard work is paying off! Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. This test has the power to decide their entire future. It will determine if they will be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who do not score high enough are often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attending a formalized vocational school.
This year, 87% of your Primary 7 students received a B+ or higher and ALL of YOUR students passed!
Thanks to your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, ALL of your Primary 7 students will be given high quality education when their new school opens on February 9th!
YOUR support is the reason these children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future that many children are not so blessed to have.
The more YOU help, the less likely these children will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams. Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! If you want to help us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students have the opportunity to get a high quality education, please consider giving to our new project on global giving, Build A School for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Uganda.
YOU have saved a little boy from the brink of death.
YOU have restored the most precious gift--a childhood.
Lucky shared with us that he is feeling much better because he is going to the monthly treatments YOU are providing! YOU are helping him stay strong and healthy!
Lucky is eating better! He is helping with household chores like fetching water and washing dishes! And he is playing with his friends!
Lucky is so grateful for YOU!
YOU have given Lucky the life-saving treatment he needs for a year. There are more children like Lucky who need YOUR support. To continue to support Lucky and children like him through Nyaka, we encourage you to give through our other projects for HIV/AIDS orphans on Global Giving:
Provide Education To AIDS Orphans In Rural Uganda
This project supports HIV/AIDS orphans in southwest Uganda. It operate two free primary schools for over 465 vulnerable children that provide meals, clothes, medical care, vocational training, community potable water, and a HIV/AIDS prevention program. Your love also provides scholarships to over 191 secondary school students. These scholarships cover their tuition, supplies, transportation, health care, and other services.
Educate Girls Orphaned By HIV/AIDS In Rural Uganda
If you want to support girls in education, this project focuses on the specific needs of girls. Orphaned girls face barriers to school that many boys don't. Orphaned girls are vulnerable to predators, more likely to drop out of school, more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, and are more likely to marry before they're ready. Many girls miss days of school every year because they lack access to sanitary products and medicine. Nyaka pledges to support girls in making positive decisions so they can meet their goals.
We hope you will continue to support children like Lucky!
This has been an exciting year for girls and it's all because of YOU!
YOU gave 251 primary students and 97 secondary students free education, healthcare, sanitary pads, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.
YOU graduated your first class of high school students who will be attending University!
Next year, 25 of YOUR girls will be in the first class to attend YOUR Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School next year.
YOU gave your girls vital health education to help them avoid unplanned pregnancies. YOU empowered them to stay in school. YOU reminded YOUR girls that they are valuable. YOU gave them the chance to explore their gifts and talents.
The stakes were high this year and YOU rose to meet the challenge. Many HIV/AIDS orphans in Uganda are still at home while their friends go to school. Girls are getting married and having babies of their own before they're ready. Without good nutrition, they are stunted and unhealthy.
Next year these numbers will grow as YOU reach more and more girls in Uganda!
YOUR girls and all of us here at Nyaka want to wish you a very Happy New Year!