Abia- former student and current nursery teacher
Please meet Abia, whose story is a testament of what your love and compassion can do. Read in her own words how her life was changed thanks to your generosity!
Happiness, Happiness, Happiness!
Once hopeless, but now overjoyed with pleasure and blessings.
I could never have dreamt of being who I am today because of the worries that had surrounded me and my younger siblings after the passing away of both our parents.
Daddy passed in 2002 and left the whole family on mum, who followed him only three months later.
Hell befell on me! I had two younger siblings, Shirah and Isaac, who needed to be taken care of. I was always worried about my brother Isaac. He was born with HIV, and we didn’t have money to get him the medicine he needed. How was I supposed to shoulder every responsibility of both mum and dad at the age of 13?
I cried my eyes out every day and every night, but no relatives or friends of my parents could help me. I was miserable and started cursing the day I was born.
Oh alas! Thanks to Jackson Kaguri's dream of building a school for orphans, I was resurrected from the sorrows of pain. The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project completely dried not only my tears but also the tears of my sister and brother.
It was February 2003 when I joined Nyaka Primary School and got a breath of relief.
Even though I was only a young girl in primary school, I was still head of the household. I would run home from school to prepare a meal for my younger siblings, but we didn’t always have food and would sometimes sleep on empty stomachs. But then Nyaka Primary School began to have breakfast and lunch for us every day! Me, Shirah, and Isaac would always be fed. Besides food, we also drank good water and had medicine when we were sick. Nyaka even paid for Isaac’s HIV medicine and made sure that he would always have it.
Nyaka became our parents. Their love and support were endless, and they treated us like their own children. Life got better over the years, my siblings and I were healthy and in school. I graduated from Secondary School in 2013 all because of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. I then joined an institution to become a certified teacher. I went from a nobody to a somebody, that is what I call from “grass to grace.”
Guess what! Now I’m a teacher at Kutamba Primary School teaching the nursery class. I started in the beginning of 2016, and I can’t believe it. I sometimes pinch myself to wake up from sleep, but it is real and true. I am not dreaming but teaching. I have come full circle, teaching my fellow orphans whom I love so much.
I am very much honored to be among the lucky orphans who have been helped by the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and the people with big hearts who are my heroes. I can’t express my full appreciation through this, but my heart tells it all. Thank you for loving Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and supporting it for our children’s sake.
I remain yours faithfully,
Abia is living her dream every day, fulfilling opportunities that she never thought possible when she was a young girl. What a difference YOU have made for her! Make a donation today to help other young orphaned children, like Abia, thrive into adulthood.
Thank YOU for making a difference!
Abia and her nursery class playing outside
Kutamba nursery class listening to teacher Abia