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!
Dorothy playing cards with friends
Dorothy playing cards with friends

Dorothy really wants to share her story with you.

Because you make it possible for her to access free education at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, Dorothy is passionate about studying science! In between studying chemistry and playing cards with her friends, she studies airplanes. She is determined to defy the odds and become one of Uganda’s only female pilots. 

You’d never know it through her smiles, but she once was a victim of cruel bullying. Before you made it possible for her to receive support at Nyaka, she hated her old school.

Though Dorothy lives with illness and a difficult home life, your schools serve as her safe haven. Dorothy no longer survives day-to-day. Today, she is thriving academically because she has friends and kind adults who support her.

Click the video link below to learn about how your compassion helped her find the community she needed to work toward healing and hope.

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Thanks to your support, Susan can transcend her life of rural poverty by working towards a career in health care! By the time Nakunda Susan was five, she had lost her father. Her mother was left to take care of Susan and her five older siblings. Her mother could barely afford to fix their broken down house, let alone pay for Susan's school fees. Susan's education was a low priority. It's uncommon for impoverished girls in rural Uganda to attend school. They're often pushed to get married as soon as they can. However, because of your compassion, everything changed for Susan and her family! A neighbor, who was a teacher, came to Susan's home to share that orphans could attend school for free at Nyaka. Susan was soon enrolled in nursery class at Nyaka Primary School. While at Nyaka Primary School, you provided Susan with and education, as well as necessities like clothes, books, and breakfast/lunch. You also impacted the lives of Susan's family when you repaired her crumbling home. You gave Susan a safe place to study so she could succeed. Academic success is crucial for Susan, because she dreams of being a nurse. One day, when she was too ill to attend class, she visited Nyaka's Mummy Drayton Clinic. Because you make it possible for students to access Free health care, Susan was immediately treated and returned back to school. She was amazed to learn that the nurse who helped her had once been just like her! Nurse Ruth had been one of Nyaka's first students. Now she was a bright, successful young woman. (you can read Ruth's story here)! Because you empowered Ruth 17 years ago, Susan was inspired. She decided then that she would work hard to become a Nyaka nurse too like her hero, Ruth. Your compassion is creating a wave of change in Uganda! Because of the opportunities you provide for Nyaka students, Susan has the tools she needs to achieve her dreams AND impact generations of orphaned students to come. Thank you!

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Robotic arm pieces ready to be assembled
Robotic arm pieces ready to be assembled

YOU are making sure girls like Kashemire are ready to take their place as leaders among their generation.

Did you know 95% of jobs by 2020 will require a formal STEAM* education? (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)

Kashemire, a third year Vocational student, always loved science. Yet, until she discovered Nyaka’s Robotics Club, she wasn’t able to apply her scientific knowledge outside the classroom.

However, your gifts allowed Kashemire to turn her scientific interests into job-friendly skills! After joining the club, she learned skills such as electrical wiring and computer programing.

Because of your compassion, Kashemire can combine her critical thinking abilities with her technical skills to help her community! Kashemire recognized that the understaffed, overcrowded local hospitals couldn’t care for all patients. To combat preventable deaths, the students created a hospital bed that automatically distributes IV medications.

YOU empowered Kashemire. Now she is saving lives!

Last year, Kashemire competed with the club in a national robotics competition. Nyaka WON against other secondary and university schools. Her success with the robotics club has encouraged her to become a doctor. With the education in tech innovation that you have provided her, she’s confident she’ll be a great doctor!

You are empowering a generation of women in STEM! THANK YOU!

Students applying STEM in the classroom
Students applying STEM in the classroom

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Tauba at Nyaka Primary School
Tauba at Nyaka Primary School

Tauba’s father died when she was just seven months old. The youngest of 10 children, she watched as her mother had to choose which of her children she could send to school. Tauba knew that she would never get the chance. As the youngest child and a girl, she would most likely work in the fields with her mother and then get married as soon as she reached her early teens. 

Still, Tauba always watched the children walking so proudly in their brightly colored school uniforms. She would imagine herself walking beside them in her own uniform, holding her own books. Sometimes, she would run to her mother and ask about school. Her mother would just shake her head and send Tauba to fetch water or help cook dinner.  

One day, a community leader came to speak with her mother about your Nyaka Primary School. The very next year, Tauba was running with her friends in her own beautiful, purple uniform. 

Now, Tauba is one of your Primary Seven students, and she can hardly believe how much her life has changed. She remembers times at home when her family had nothing to eat. At school, she knows they will provide her with two warm meals. She carries her own textbooks home and studies hard. She is so grateful for the education that you are providing for her. 

Tauba dreams of becoming a surgeon. She wants to earn enough money to help her older brothers and sisters who didn’t get to go to school. She also dreams of sponsoring five Nyaka children when she grows up so that they can have the same chance she has.  

Tauba is proud to be one of your Nyaka students. It is only through your generosity and compassion that she will have a bright future.

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Nyaka Primary School girls in class
Nyaka Primary School girls in class

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! 

Your generous donations are making it possible to educate more girls than ever before! This year, 441 girls, from nursery to university, are going to school because of you. That means 55% of all Nyaka students are girls. 

Sarah is just one of the many girls you have helped. She completed her degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, and just started her first job at the Platinum Hotel in Rukungiri. Before joining Nyaka Primary School as a young girl, everything in her life was very complicated after her parents died. Her future was uncertain.

Because of your kindness, she is rejoicing about how her life has turned out and feels privileged to have graduated school and begun a career.

Thank you for the kindness you have shown Sarah and other girls like her.

Your donations change girls’ lives!

Sarah working at the Platinum Hotel in Rukungiri
Sarah working at the Platinum Hotel in Rukungiri

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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