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!
Girls Playing At School
Girls Playing At School

YOU Make every day a victory for girls!

YOUR donation is ensuring that every little girl has the same opportunities as the boys in her class.

YOU give them sanitary napkins so they don't have to miss school every month!

YOU are empowering girls and teaching them that they can be whatever they want to. Because of YOU, they will be a generation of girls who decide when and if they want to get married or have children. And, if YOUR girls choose to have a family someday, their children will be more likely to go to school, healthier, and more likely to survive past age 5 just because their mother was able to go to school.

What YOU do for YOUR girls is so important! Thank YOU!

 

We also wanted to say a special Thank you for YOUR latest victory for girls!

This September, we told you that our Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, was nominated for the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award. Thanks to YOUR votes and shares, Jackson won!  He was officially named the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen in front of a crowd of 60,000 people at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City!

Now more people than ever have heard about Nyaka and YOUR girls because of YOU!

This is a big step forward to help more children and grandmothers in Uganda. 

Thank you so much for YOUR support! Everything is possible when we work together!

One of YOUR Girls Having Fun At School
One of YOUR Girls Having Fun At School

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Shirah at the airport in Canada!
Shirah at the airport in Canada!

There's so much great news to share!

YOUR girls are showing the world what they can do because YOU are empowering them!

In a country where girls are less likely to go to secondary school, the are much less likely to go to University. This year SEVEN of YOUR 14 students going to university this fall are GIRLS.

They are not only showing they are equally as smart and talented as their male peers, YOUR girls are winning scholarships! One of YOUR girls, Bonietor, earned high enough scores on her exams that the Ugandan government is sponsoring her university education! YOUR student, Shirah, earned a full ride to Vancouver Island University. She has already landed in Vancouver and is ready to start classes at Vancouver Island University.

Shirah, Bonietor, and all of YOUR girls are entering a challenging new world in university. But don’t worry! The excellent education and support YOU have provided all of YOUR students has prepared them to face new challenges. They will rely on the life skills and education YOU have provided them. Thanks to YOU, Nyaka will be able to give them guidance and support as they grow and learn in University.

If a major milestone wasn't enough, we have more amazing news to share! 

Nyaka's Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, has been nominated for the Waislitz Global Citizen Award!

This award not only validates the wonderful work YOU make possible, it could also win Nyaka a prize of $100,000 to empower and educate YOUR students and their grandmothers in Uganda!

To win the award and the $100,000 prize for YOUR children, Jackson has to get the most votes!

Will you help by voting for Jackson today?

Here is the link to vote!

Jackson with some of YOUR Nyaka students!
Jackson with some of YOUR Nyaka students!

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Deniz
Deniz

Meet Deniz!

She is one of the girls that YOU support at Kutamba Primary School. She is a nursery student but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up, a Nurse! That might change between now and graduation day but what will never change is the opportunity YOU have given her to reach her dream.

Without YOU, Deniz would not be thinking about becoming a nurse at all. She would be fetching water and helping her grandmother cook. She would probably be married and have children before she reached eighteen. She would be more vulnerable to sexual predators and HIV/AIDS. 

Because of YOUR support, Deniz can dream about her future. She will have the ability to make her own decisions. If she chooses to get married and have children it will be in her time and because she wants to. 

We know Deniz and all of the girls whose lives YOU are investing in will do great things.

Thank YOU for empowering YOUR students so they can show the world what girls can do! 

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We told you last week about all the obstacles girls in Uganda are facing: teen pregnancy, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS, child marriage, lack of access to feminine hygiene supplies, and lack of support to attend school. All of these barriers to success can feel insurmountable. 

But, thanks to YOU, more girls every year have the opportunity to defy the odds.

Girls attending YOUR schools are excelling academically. They are staying in school longer than their peers and even going to University! They are waiting until they're ready to get married and have children.

The sanitary napkins, health information, and free education that YOU provide make all of this possible!

Thanks to YOU, they are changing expectations for girls in Uganda! Future girls in their communities will have more choices and will have more tools available to them to reach their dreams!

YOU are making equality for girls in Uganda a reality!

 

 

Help YOUR girls reach their dreams!

Starting Right Now

(July 15th at 9:01am Eastern)

YOUR gift to any Nyaka project will be matched 50%!
(Only one gift of up to $1,000 can be matched per project)

We hope you will join us!

 

 

Have you seen this adorable video featuring YOUR students yet?


Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

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YOU are giving girls the freedom to dream!

For many girls in Uganda, dreaming about what job they could have when they graduate or even graduating from high school can feel unattainable. Girls face some pretty big challenges.

Before girls in Uganda turn eighteen...

  • 1 in 4 will have a pregnancy.
  • 1 in 3 will be married.
  • 1 in 3 will experience sexual assault.
  • 8 in 10 will not attend secondary school.
  • They will miss as many as 24 days of school every year because they don't have sanitary pads.

Girls who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS are at even greater risk than their peers.

That's why YOUR support is so important. When girls see role models like Shirah who was just accepted to Vancouver Island University on a full scholarship, they see what is possible.

Thanks to YOU, girls in Uganda have the support they need to stay in school. YOU give them quality sex education, sanitary napkins so they can stay in school, and free education. Every girl who attends YOUR new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School is promised support if she becomes pregnant so she can remain in school.

YOU are making a difference for girls today and generations from now.

Thank YOU!

 

YOU can help YOUR students reach their dreams!

July 15th (Next Wednesday)

starting at 9:01am (EST)

A gift to ANY Nyaka project will be matched 50%!

(Only one gift of up to $1,000 will be matched)

We hope you will join us!

 

Want to see an adorable video featuring YOUR students?

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Twitter: @ Nyakaglobal
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$146,283 raised of $175,000 goal
 
2,588 donations
$28,717 to go
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