Promiseis a14-year-oldprimarysixstudentat NyakaPrimarySchool. Both ofPromise’s parents died of HIV/AIDs when she was just two years old. After the death of her parents, she went to live with her 82yearoldwidowed grandmother. Unfortunately,Promise’s grandmother could not provide for her basic needs, this included paying for school fees consistently.Promise’s grandmother enrolled her in KambugaPrimarySchool where she was only able to study for a month before she was sent home by the head teacher for school fees.
Gratefully, in 2017, the Nyaka recruitment committee acceptedPromise into NyakaPrimarySchool where all of her needs are met including uniforms, meals, medication, etc.Promisenor her grandmother have to worry about school fees and she can focus on achieving her goals of becoming a nurse.
Thanks to our generous supporters, many Nyakastudentshave a chance to receive an education. When other schools say no, we’re able to say yes because you care deeply about their futures!
Thank you for ensuring studentslikePromise receive the resources they need to learn, grow and thrive.
A few months ago, we congratulated eight Nyaka alumni who graduated with bachelors degrees from University. One of those incredible graduates was Gladeth, a 23-year-old young woman who graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science.
Gladeth reflects on her childhood and the impact Nyaka has had on her life, “My father died when I was a young girl. I lived with my mother and two siblings in Kanungu District. My mother was a peasant farmer and found it difficult to support the family. Before I joined Nyaka, life was not easy but Nyaka made life easier and better for me and the entire community.
I joined Nyaka Primary School in 2007 and during my time at Nyaka, they funded the entirety of my education. In 2019, after I completed my ‘A’ level studies, I won a scholarship from Beautiful World Canada to study for a bachelor’s degree at Makerere University. This support covered all of my tuition fees, school supplies, and allowed me to peacefully concentrate on my studies. On February 15, 2023, I successfully graduated!
I hope to use my degree to help people with their research needs and give them the information they require to stay informed and I hope to find work that enables me to do so. I am so grateful for the support rendered to me by Nyaka and Beautiful World Canada, because I would not be where I am today without them!”
Your support of students changes their lives for the better! You’re not only impacting the life of a child, you’re also impacting the lives of their families.
We had several students who graduated with bachelors degrees from Makerere University and Makerere University Business School in Kampala. After secondary school, we are proud to make sure our alumni are supported in their higher education goals.
Arthur Akampereza embarked on his education journey at Nyaka’s Kutamba Primary School in 2008. Last week, he graduated from Makerere University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Fine Art.
Ronald Niwamanya joined Nyaka Primary School in 2003 and has been part of our family since. Last week, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Makerere University Business School.
Akampwera Champion graduated with a bachelor’s degrees in Business Computing from Makerere University Business School.
Penelope Kyomugisha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University.
Daphne Nabaasa and Vanessa Asiimwe both graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Makerere University.
Batamuriza Maria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Makerere University.
We were grateful to have all these alumni return to Nyaka to join us for a celebration lunch! Congratulations to all our graduates. We are so proud of these empowered ladies and gentlemen, and we believe that they too will carry it forward and contribute massively to their communities. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support of their journeys and education over the years. Thank you for believing in their dreams!
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