Nyaka’s Vocational and Secondary School campus is almost complete! In 2018, Nyaka completed the construction of the Multipurpose Dining Hall and Kitchen. Over the last two years, Nyaka has been working to finish our Chemistry and Physics laboratory. This laboratory will provide the equipment and space necessary for students to continue developing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills with the necessary materials. These facilities will be particularly important as Nyaka’s Robotics Club hosts an annual robotics camp where students from all over the country have the opportunity to learn essential skills like electrical wiring, website design, and computer programming. This lab will help provide students with the tools and confidence they need to compete for jobs after graduation.
The most recent construction includes a large fence around the Vocational Secondary School. Our goal is to ensure all enrolled and visiting students feel safe when they’re on campus. Although students are home due to Uganda’s mandatory lockdown measures, we want our students to be excited about returning to school. The safety, health, and happiness of the students is always our first priority.
Thank you for helping to provide the right resources and facilities for Nyaka students to thrive!
You are providing funds to build a Chemistry and Physics laboratory to complete the construction of Nyaka’s Vocational and Secondary School! These facilities will provide the equipment and space necessary for students to develop their practical skills and increase their knowledge in all matters STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Access to these facilities will set students up for success in secondary school and beyond.
With your continued support, students will continue learning and thriving and will have a competitive edge in Uganda’s crowded job market. Nyaka is already seen as a leader in technology and innovation-- we hosted our second annual Robotics Camp this year, giving 84 students from across the region the opportunity to learn essential skills like coding and website design. By expanding our STEM facilities, you are contributing to future camps and programming that will support even more students in the community!
When provided with the right resources and facilities, Nyaka students thrive. By continuing to fund the construction of these laboratories, YOU are ensuring that Nyaka students are receiving the best possible education. You are helping them to realize their full potential and to explore opportunities they might never have deemed possible. Thank you!
You provide access to healthcare services in your community year-round. You provide HIV/AIDS testing, immunizations, medicine, dental services, family planning, and much more. Providing health care services allows Nyaka children to grow and learn in a healthy environment. Could you imagine being sick, but not having access to healthcare to get better? You allow students and grandmothers to receive the medical help they need quickly at no cost to them.
Before you sent nurses into your schools to give immunization shots to students, many students were getting sick and missing days of school. Those immunizations resulted in students getting sick less and missing fewer days of school. Every year students and their guardians are tested for HIV, helping us to catch the virus early. When a child or grandmother tests positive, you allow them to receive treatment. Treatment to helps to slow down or stop HIV from progressing into AIDS and decreases the likeliness that they’ll spread it to others.
By continuing to providing healthcare, YOU are extending the lives of members in the community. Thank you!
In December, the Nyaka Robotics Club will be hosting its second robotics camp. Your gifts have allowed students the opportunity of exploring different parts of science in the Nyaka Robotics Club. This also allows students in your schools the chance to learn more about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. The Nyaka Robotics Club teaches students many great skills including electrical wiring and computer programing. This club is important to the education to Nyaka students and gives them a leg up on students at other schools. In just a couple of years, more than 80% of future jobs in Uganda and worldwide will require some form of STEM education. The Nyaka Robotics Club prepares students for their future’s in science.
Because of your compassion, students can use their passion for STEM to help their community. Thank You!
Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE
Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS' is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community.
2018 was a year of exciting first for students in your schools! In December 2018, your Vocational Secondary School first class of senior four students participated in national exams. Your students did very well! Over half of participating seniors earned scores that would earn them admittance into a great high school. The remaining students will continue their education in vocational or certificate programs. Also in 2018, NVSS hosted its first Robotics camp. More than 100 students from NVSS and other schools in the community learned valuable technology skills like programming, robotics, and coding.
Thanks to your continued and unwavering support, you’ve successfully built most of your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School.In 2018, you completed construction of your Multipurpose and Dining Hall and Kitchen. Now your Vocational Secondary School is one building away from being completed!
The final building will be home to the school’s physics and chemistry labs. This will allow you to provide Nyaka students with high quality STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This program will help your Nyaka students continue to earn high scores on their national exams so they can be accepted to great high schools and universities. This program will increase your student’s interests in working in STEM field.
It is so vital to make all of your schools centers for excellence in STEM fields, because over 80% of future jobs in Uganda—and across the world—will require some STEM knowledge.
You are providing new hope to the most vulnerable children in Uganda. Every one of the students who attend your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School will be more likely to find employment. They will live longer, healthier lives. And their children will be more likely to attend school.
You are breaking the cycle of poverty in Uganda. Thank you!
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