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Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda
Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

Your donations are changing the lives of so many girls in the community. Girls, like Rabecca, now have the opportunity to pursue their interests and realize their full potential. Here are some of Rabecca's thoughts on her participation in the recent robotics camp at Nyaka: 

 

"My favorite part of camp was learning more advanced computer engineering -- typing codes and using electronic components that I had never seen or been exposed to before. It was amazing and I was introduced to a completely different way of thinking. I have always loved computers but I lacked the access and opportunity to use them.


Through Nyaka tech camp, I had access to the technology that I have wanted to learn about. And, more importantly, I am working with instructors who can teach me how to use it.

Girls need experience using computers. Many think that it might be a career or interest for boys but we need girls too! When I grow up I want to be a doctor and I know the skills I’m learning here will help me in this career. At this camp I’ve seen people make many inventions that could be used in a hospital. For example, my friend made an automatic tap that will make hand washing easier and more effective, preventing infection and the spread of disease. I’ve seen how other countries are using technology to develop and I’m hopeful that I can become one of these innovators.”

 

Thank you for continuing to lift girls like Rabecca up. We are a stronger community when our girls feel supported and encouraged to think outside the box!

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Girls working on automatic irrigation system
Girls working on automatic irrigation system

This year girls represent 58% of the of the students attending your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School. This includes secondary students as well as vocational students. Most girls in the vocational program, choose to take the garment design class (GDC). In GDC, students learn multiple sewing techniques that they can use to sew and sell items outside of school to bring in extra income. Girls enrolled in secondary classes can learn valuable information like programming, robotics, and coding. Less than 20% of students in Uganda enroll in secondary school. Every girl who attends your school is more likely to find employment after graduation.

Your school has given girls the tools to dominate. Girls in yours schools are able to do amazing things. Like Maritina, who led a team to build an automatic irrigation system. Every day girls are showing up to school ready to change lives, like the team of female students who designed a phone app to help nurses tend to patients in the overcrowded hospitals. These girls are ready to make a difference in other people’s lives because of the difference YOU made in their lives.

You teach girls they can do anything. Thank you!

Student in garment design class
Student in garment design class
Girls in robotics club
Girls in robotics club

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Students ranging from Primary to University students started the school year in February. We are proud to have 780 students enrolled in your schools this year! Out of the 780 students enrolled, a total of 56% of students are female. Making female attendance up 2% from last year!

 

Your efforts and encouragement have given girls the strength to attend school. Every donation made to EDJA has made female students feel safer to walk to and from school. We also welcomed a few new bright girls in the nursery classes this year in Nyaka Primary School and Kutamba Primary School. 

Many girls like Amelia are grateful to be able to go to school. Amelia’s Grandmother enrolled her in Nyaka after being orphaned. After starting at Nyaka, Amelia learned how to read and write. Amelia is now a Primary Seven student in the debate club. Because of the debate club, Amelia wants to use her voice to become an advocate to speak up for other children.

You helped many students like Amelia find their dreams. Many students wouldn’t be in school at all if it wasn’t for the support they receive from 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. 

 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS 

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It takes a lot of hard work to go to nursing school and finish. We’re so proud of Moreen for receiving her certificate from Uganda Nursing School after two and a half years! Moreen shows great passion for helping her community. Before going to nursing school, Moreen was a student in YOUR schools. While at Nyaka she was persistent in her studies and showed great compassion towards her classmates and family.

Moreen attributes all of her success to you and all the ways you’ve supported her. She says, “I want to thank everyone who helped me during my course of study. You have supported me financially, psychologically, spiritually and physically, and I am grateful for that.”

While in nursing school, Moreen practiced at several different health institutions including Bwindi community Hospital, Kambuga Hospital, and the Mummy Drayton Clinic. She also did community outreached and taught health education on sexual and reproductive health in secondary schools. Moreen is currently looking for a job or volunteer placement so she can use her knowledge and skills.

Moreen wouldn’t have these amazing opportunities if it wasn’t for YOUR love and support. Thank you!

 

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE 

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Meet Amelia, a voracious reader!
Meet Amelia, a voracious reader!

When Amelia was a child, she and her orphaned siblings lived with their grandmother. Amelia’s grandmother loved her children. However, as a farmer, it was hard to afford the grandchildren’s basic needs, including school fees.

Amelia attended school, but often, she would be chased away from class because her family couldn’t afford the school fees. Even when she was in class, she couldn’t focus. She was too nervous that someone would run into her classroom and chase her away until she could pay.

Amelia saw how one of her sisters had to drop out of school, before age 13, to work in the fields. Amelia dreamed of becoming a nurse to help people who were sick like her family members. Yet, she was terrified that, like her sister, she would have to end her education early.

Because of you, Amelia’s life is changed forever! When Amelia was seven, a community member told her grandmother how Nyaka school offers free education to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Her grandmother immediately enrolled her.

Once Amelia started at Nyaka, she loved learning how to read and write. She became an avid reader. She loved to discover new words. If she didn’t know a word, her teachers encouraged her to look it up! Amelia is now a Primary Seven student who loves to impress the judges in debate club with her advanced vocabulary. (Often, her verbosity and eloquence expeditiously stupefies her opponents.)

Your Nyaka Debate Club helped Amelia gain the confidence to speak in public. She has learned to consider her opinions and defend them with research. Since you helped Amelia to find her voice, she wants to become an advocate to speak up for other children who are chased out of school.

Amelia is so excited to follow your example and make a difference.

All smiles because you make Nyaka possible!
All smiles because you make Nyaka possible!
Focused on learning so she can advocate for others
Focused on learning so she can advocate for others

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Twitter: @NyakaProject
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
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East Lansing, MI United States
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