All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
All Ugandan girls should be able to go to school!
Kelly in Uganda
Kelly in Uganda

Dear Nyaka friends and family,

It’s a joy to report to you fresh from Uganda! Last month I spent time on the ground connecting with our grannies and students! Day after day, I was humbled by all the work YOU make possible. 

Along with YOUR support, Nyaka has also been fortunate enough to team up with 50 cents.Period. They are an organization dedicated to the reproductive health of women and girls, and have been researching and developing better methods for Nyaka. 

In Uganda, several communities follow the cultural tradition whereby the eldest paternal aunt or relative is made responsible for educating the young girls in the family. Due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, an entire generation of aunties is missing, leaving a huge cultural and informational gap. 

50 cents.Period. set up workshops for our grannies and girls to attend.

Attendance at these on-going workshops is averaging 25 women per week!

Additionally, due to the field findings of 50 cents.Period., we began applying the cost of sanitary pads and underwear to our student sponsorship program. This has relieved over 170 grannies of a huge expense and empowered our students to attend classes and learn with greater confidence!

YOU, dear donors, have been instrumental in this process! And that's important! Period! 

With YOUR support, our grannies and are girls are leading informed and healthy lives. 

YOUR generous support makes these kind of success stories happen each and every day!

And we thank YOU!

Consider giving a gift today and help us continue the work of empowering Nyaka’s grannies and girls! 

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This past month YOU created a beautiful new Library and Computer Lab at the Kutamba school!

 

The work was completed on the 18th of June.

This facility will help several hundreds of students in providing them with a better education.

You are stepping in and empowering a community of girls.

Your investment in these young girls eucation reduces their chances of getting HIV by 50%; and by 75% when they attend secondary school.

The children are very excited about this new facility and thank YOU for your efforts in making their dreams a reality!

And YOU didn’t stop there!  This past month ground was broken on a new secondary school for the kids.

The proposed campus looks like this:

 

Donate today to help move this project further along!

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Sheila & Ritah at Nyaka Primary School
Sheila & Ritah at Nyaka Primary School

The Race to 1k has now started.

Today Global Giving will be matching $.50 of every dollar donated starting at 9am EST and lasting through midnight.

On top of that, they will also be rewarding the organization that receives the most gifts from new donors with $1,000.

You students need your help to win this virtual relay.

Take your place on the starting line and...

  • Give a $10 gift to support girls' education.
  • Share your generosity with 5 friends and family members of Facebook, Twitter or via email.
  • Inspire them to give $10 too by telling them why you support children like Sheila, Ritah and their classmates.

Pass the baton!

Sheila and Ritah are loving life. (see above)

They are attending Nyaka Nursery School.

When they arrived on campus their bellies were distended due to malnutrition. They were barefoot in tattered clothes. They did not have daily access to medical care through a school nurse.

What a difference YOU make.

You can tell by the pictures that these little girls have blossomed under you love and care.

They are eating healthy meals and drinking clean water every day. You have given them brand new uniforms with shoes, socks and underwear. You have placed pencils in their little hands and given them school books too.

You have changed their lives for now but what about the future?

Well. Let's talk about their future.

Because these two little girls and their fellow classmates will be educated, they will be less likely to contract HIV/AIDS. They will bear fewer children and wait to get pregnant until their bodies and minds are mature enough to handle that responsibility. They will not be forced to marry in their teens.

You have rescued them from a life of poverty.

You should be SO proud of your compassionate work.

Tell the world.

Inspire them with why you believe that these little girls are worth your investment.

Pass the baton!

Win the Race to 1k.

GO!

Sheila, Ritah and a friend get silly!
Sheila, Ritah and a friend get silly!
A Nyaka Primary student working on her lesson.
A Nyaka Primary student working on her lesson.

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Children running and playing at Nyaka Primary.
Children running and playing at Nyaka Primary.

Grab your calendar and save the date!

June 12, 2013 is BONUS Day and Global Giving will match $.50 of every dollar donated between 9a.m. EST and midnight.

There is also a bonus prize of $1,000 for the organization that is given the most gifts from new donors.

We need YOU to join us in the Race to 1k.

Don't go tying on your running shoes. This is a virtual relay.

You can help from wherever you are!

  1. Give $10 on June 12, 2013 - Don't worry. We will remind you!

  2. Share your generosity with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

  3. Inspire them to give $10 too!

Because of YOU, hundreds of young girls made their way back to school for their second term of the school year.

 

Every morning, they rush through school gates into the arms of teachers that love and care for them.

You provide them with a yummy breakfast, lunch and two snacks that keep their minds engaged all day long. You have given them clean water to drink and books to read. Your love ensures that when they don't feel well, a school nurse will compassionately provide proper care and attention.

Every young girl you help educate will be less likely to contract HIV/AIDS, marry in their teen years or experience pregnangy before they are physically and mentally ready.


You are awesome. Thank you for investing in the potential of these wonderful girls!

On June 12th, you will have the opportunity to do even more - with less!

You cannot do this alone. In order to win the Race to 1k, your students need you to inspire your loved ones to help you transform lives with a $10 gift. 

Together we can win $1000 and fund the education of 4 primary students.

You can pass the baton of generosity and with your loved ones, fight poverty with an education.

Give. Share. Inspire.

Together.

On your mark!

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Annita in class at Nyaka Primary School
Annita in class at Nyaka Primary School

You are a warrior in the battle against poverty.

Your weapon?

614 pencils in the hands of 614 little girls at Nyaka & Kutamba Primary School.

Why?

Because you know the only way to successfully combat poverty is with an education.

You are one smart cookie.

Unfortunately, getting an education in Uganda is not free. If a child cannot afford a uniform, tuition or school supplies, classroom doors are often slammed in their face.

And if a child is female, she has even less opportunities available to her simply because she is a girl

You are stepping in and empowering a community of girls.

You are equipping them with pencils that they will raise to fight poverty. Thank you!

614 students of Nyaka & Kutamba Primary School are sitting for their first term exams and each child has a pencil in their hand because of YOU.

Each child is healthy because you provide them all with access to clean water and plates heavy with nutritious food daily. Each girl is healthy because you also provide them with support when they transition from small girls to young women.

You are winning this battle and poverty is running scared.

It costs $.02 to purchase a pencil in Uganda, yet this small expense prevents girls from going to school every day.

Are you going to let poverty stand in your way?

We didn’t think so.

GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every tribute card purchased by May 12, while funds last.

Act fast - time is running out!

This Mother's Day, honor someone who fought for your future by purchasing pencils that change the world.

You have the power continue to lead the attack of the pencils for girls in rural Uganda.

We salute you!

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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