Education
 Uganda
Project #8930

Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Vetted
Jan 25, 2012

Good News About Our Girls

Innocent Celebrating his Achievement
Innocent Celebrating his Achievement

 

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is very proud to announce our fourth class of graduates from primary school!  

 

Considering only 16% of youth in Uganda attend secondary school according to the United Nations, this accomplishment bears even greater weight...

 

Considering many of the young women in this class would have dropped out of school once they started to menstruate. 

 

Factor in that 96% of our students are double orphans who have lost both their mother and father... 

 

None have electricity, running water, indoor kitchens, or flush toilets when they go to their humble homes... 

 

For many of our students the two meals they receive at Nyaka are the only ones they enjoy during a day...

 

And they walk upwards of 2 hours each direction to attend school... 

 

But that's not all!

 

We have received national exam results for all 29 students for 2011 with 12 students in first grade (the very best level), 16 in second grade, zero in third and fourth grade, and 1 who did not pass.

Our conclusion is that 100% of our students are ROCKSTARS!!!  They exemplify qualities of success at the tender age of a middle schooler that many of us hope to achieve *sometime* in our life.

We congratulate all our rock stars: Class P7 2011. Preparations are underway to enroll the students into secondary school and search for a vocation for the one student who did not pass to go to Secondary School.

Thank you to all of you who continue to invest in our students' success. 

 

With your help, the best is yet to come!

 

P.S. - Want to see more photos?  Please click here.

 

 

Proud Graduates
Proud Graduates
Graduates Peeking Into Their Future
Graduates Peeking Into Their Future

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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
$66,298 raised of $75,000 goal
 
1,498 donations
$8,702 to go
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