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Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Kutamba Nursery Class in their Uniforms
Kutamba Nursery Class in their Uniforms

Do you remember when you first started school? Did you have butterflies in your tummy? Were you nervous to meet your teacher for the first time? Were you excited to meet new friends?

You probably thought about all of those things. But in all of your excitement, I'll bet you weren't excited about school because you knew you would get your very first pair of shoes. And I bet you didn't giggle with delight because your school uniform was the best outfit you'd ever put on. And you probably didn't want to cry from happiness because you know you won't be hungry today.

For your students, starting school is about so much more than school. It means having life-saving medical care and vaccines. It means eating two hot meals every school day. It means feeling pride for the first time in a brand new school uniform and shoes. For your students this gift you have given them tells them that they are valued. You are reminding them that someone believes they can do whatever it is they set their hearts out to do. 

This year 724 students are in school because of you!

Because of your love, your students will do amazing things. They might cure cancer or end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Some may go on to be writers or artists. Others might give their lives to help other orphans like them. Whatever they decide to do, it will be because you have shown them they are valuable and worthy of a good life.

Thank you for your compassion and love!

 

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GlobalGiving's first Bonus Day of 2016!

Wednesday, March 16th starting at 9:00am (Eastern)

Every donation will be matched!

It's a pro-rated match day, which means that every project will get a portion of the matching funds based on how much they raised. Here is the explanation for how they will distribute matching funds: (amount of funds you raise/amount of total funds raised on Bonus Day) x $75,000 = Matching funds we receive!

Nyaka nursery students with their new shoes
Nyaka nursery students with their new shoes
Students getting new uniforms
Students getting new uniforms

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Nyaka P.7 graduation
Nyaka P.7 graduation

YOUR Primary 7 students have done it again, thanks to YOU!

Every December Primary 7 students in Uganda take the PLE (Primary Leaving Examination).  This national exam determines where students will go after Primary School.  YOUR students completed the exam and are getting ready to begin a new chapter of their lives in February!  Some students will continue onto Secondary School and some students will learn a skilled trade while attending a Vocational School. 

In fact, 82% of YOUR Nyaka and Kutamba Primary School students scored a B or higher!  Congratulations!

YOUR love and generosity made it possible for these students to be in school and they now have a future beyond Primary School!  YOU have given them everything they need to be successful: a safe and welcoming environment to learn and study, school supplies, uniforms, healthy meals, books, access to medicine, and clean water.

Thank you for YOUR support and generosity!  YOU are changing the future for these children!

Kutamba P.7 graduation
Kutamba P.7 graduation

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Nyaka Primary Seven Graduation
Nyaka Primary Seven Graduation

YOU are a champion for education!

YOU have helped YOUR students reach another milestone! This year, 56 Nyaka and Kutamba Primary School students celebrated their graduation from primary school! They will be joining YOUR students at the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School when school begins again in February 2016 as the second class of senior one students to ever attend your latest school! We are also happy to report that 11 of YOUR students have graduated from secondary school and will now be entering their first year of high school and 12 of YOUR students graduated from high school. They will be applying to universities to attend this fall!

YOUR love and support continues to keep YOUR students in school and motivated to reach their dreams! Without YOU, they wouldn't have the healthcare, nutritious food,  school supplies, clean water, or free education they need.

YOUR impact will be felt by these students for the rest of their lives. For every grade YOUR students achieve, they can expect to earn 10% more in their lifetime. Girls who complete primary school are more likely to send their children to school. They know the value of the gift YOU have given them and they are going to pass that gift on to their children.

Thank YOU and Happy New Year!

 

Kutamba Primary Seven Graduation
Kutamba Primary Seven Graduation

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Anthony
Anthony

YOU are changing the lives of amazing children like Anthony! 

Anthony's a 9-year-old primary four student at Nyaka Primary School. Each morning he and his sisters walk for an hour to get to school. His teachers are so proud of how hard he works in school and how much he is excelling! He has so much confidence and hope for his future that he dreams of being the President of Uganda someday! 

As one of ten children, Anthony works as hard at home as he does at school to help out his single mother. Anthony’s father passed away when Anthony was very young, and he has stepped up to take over many household responsibilities. Right now he spends his free time weeding the family fields.

Life for this amazing little boy could have been very different after the death of his father. Without help, Anthony's mother wouldn't be able to send even one of her children to school. All ten children would be trapped in poverty.

Because of YOU, Anthony gets to go to school, eats two hot meals every day, goes to the clinic when he's sick, reads as many books as he wants, and plays with his friends every school day.

Thank you!

Want to help more children like Anthony?

This month only, Global Giving is offering cash prizes up to $3,000!

To help YOUR students, you just need to start a monthly gift before the end of December for this project. Your first gift will be matched 100% up to $200 if you keep your monthly gift for at least 3 months. 

Don't wait to make a difference! Set up your monthly gift today!

Happy Holidays from YOUR Nyaka Family

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Nyaka
Nyaka's 2014 PLE Results

YOU are preparing students for their futures!

Uganda's education system requires every student leaving primary school to take a test before they are allowed to go to secondary or vocational school. Students who score very well are accepted into the best secondary and vocational schools in the country. Students who test poorly may not be accepted into a school at all. Although many of these students are able to find apprenticeships to learn trades, they are more likely than their more educated peers to remain in poverty.

For the second year, Nyaka's students will be attending the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School. (Learn more about the school on its Global Giving project page!) However, this national testing is still a great opportunity to evaluate how well YOUR students are doing compared to other school systems in the region. YOUR students did very well last year compared to students throughout the country. As you can see from 2014's grades on the bar graph, the vast majority of students earned an A+ or B. All of the students passed.

Not surprisingly, when YOUR 56 primary seven students sat for the Mock PLE exams, both primary schools emerged 2nd in their respective sub counties. They are on track to do just as well this year as they did last year!

YOUR students are excelling academically thanks to the supports YOU provide! YOU should be very proud!

Thank YOU!

Nyaka Primary School Students in Class
Nyaka Primary School Students in Class

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Twitter: @NyakaProject
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
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