Dorothy is a 17-year-old senior four student at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) who is interested in working in science after my graduation as an engineer. Dorothy says, “Since childhood, my dream has always been becoming an engineer. After so much research from various people, I made up my mind and decided to become a civil engineer in the future.”
Dorothy is working very hard to pass her classes with the highest scores, so she can take a combination of physics, chemistry, and mathematics classes, commonly known as PCM, at the university level. Dorothy is currently the Nyaka Robotics Club President. While participating in the robotics club, she has participated in making prototypes like a smart bed, automated tap water system, photo electric bulb and many other projects that widens her knowledge about physics and mathematics.
Dorothy says, “I am determined to be a professional engineer. I am ready to serve my community and Country at large in the future.”
On Monday, January 10th, 2022 Nyaka welcomed children back to school! In order to keep our community safe, teachers and support staff have been vaccinated. Daily, staff members are doing all they can to follow the strict Ugandan Ministry of Health’s (MoH) operating guidelines including cleaning, maintenance, the provision of hand washing stations, masks for all students, plans for COVID-19 safe classrooms, etc. Medical personnel from the local Kambuga hospital, have visited Nyaka to address staff and students at the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) to provide additional guidance on how to stay safe.
Students are being tested regularly. Any student who tests positive is treated and quarantined to protect themselves and the rest of the community. We are grateful that at this time all infected students are recovering quickly. Students who are of age are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Nyaka has a new coffee table book 'For Our Children’s Sake' available now. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE!