Education
 Uganda
Project #10737

Support Shirah's Education

A microproject by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Summary

For $500, you can make sure that secondary student Shirah Owomugisha can continue her education at Ishaka Adventist College. Shirah is 16 years old, and she lives with her grandmother. Her favorite school subjects are English, literature, and biology, and every day she studies hard in order to get good marks on her national exams. A $500 scholarship is enough to cover ALL of Shirah's expenses while she's at school.
$500
total goal
$0
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Uganda has the highest number of HIV/AIDS orphans in the world, and many of them live in impoverished circumstances. Female students without strong support systems are less likely to complete their education, despite the known benefits of having an education. Without an education, the girls will continue to be ensnared by the cycle of poverty; however, YOU can ensure that Shirah continues to receive her education, which will allow her a better life!

Solution

All of our secondary students, like Shirah, receive scholarships to attend school. This covers all expenses and fees, and also includes providing transportation to and from the school. Shirah receives daily care and support, as well as reproductive health counseling. This helps alleviate some of the strain of being an adolescent girl, a difficult time for girls everywhere. Your support will let her continue her education, and continue pursuing her dreams of becoming an accountant!

Long-Term Impact

Having an education will allow our female students to break out of the cycle of poverty, and create opportunities for themselves. They will be less vulnerable to human trafficking, or getting lured into the city for low-wage jobs, because they have other options to pursue. They will be less susceptible to diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, and less prone to early pregnancy. Instead, they will have the chance to take advantage of healthier opportunities that lead to happier lives.

Resources

http:/​/​www.nyakaschool.org
CNN Recognises Founder Jackson Kaguri
Power of One Video Outlining Nyaka
Helping Uganda Orphans
Kaguri's Book "Building A School For My Village"

Organization Information

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nyakaschool.org/​
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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