Children
 Uganda
Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
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Kutamba Primary School Students at School
Kutamba Primary School Students at School

YOUR support this year has given all of your 650 children exactly what they need to reach their dreams.

YOU have given them free education, meals, healthcare, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies. These are things that we may take for granted, but without these vital resources, YOUR students couldn't go to school.

Over this past year, YOU have helped Nyaka reach more students than ever before. YOU have built a new secondary and vocational school and YOU will be sending your first class of students to university in the fall. 

If YOU had not stepped in, they would be trapped in poverty and even their children would be more likely to stay in poverty. They would be more vulnerable to predators and HIV/AIDS. YOUR girls would be more likely to marry or have children before they're ready. 

YOUR generosity has changed the course of their lives. Because of YOU, they will be leaders in their communities when they grow up. They will be doctors, lawyers, politicians, business leaders...the possibilities are endless!

I hope YOU feel the profound magnitude of the gift YOU have given this year.

YOUR children wish you very Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!

 

There's still time to make a gift before the end of the year!

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children!

All YOU have to do is make a gift to this project before Midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects that raises the most money, YOUR children will WIN!

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

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Congratulations!
 
YOUR support this year has made another Nyaka graduation possible!
 
Please join us in celebrating YOUR 7th Nyaka Graduation!

Because of YOU, 52 primary students are headed off to secondary school. 

Because of YOUR support, 14 students will be applying to University in the fall and 6 students will be leaving vocational school to start their jobs!

All of YOUR children benefit from every year of school you give them. Even if they hadn't graduated, every year of school YOU have given them means they would have 10% higher wages in their lifetime. 

But YOU gave them something better than a better wage. YOU gave them a chance to reach their dreams. The life-saving support YOU provided helped them get their diplomas.

They fought against all odds to get to where they are and YOU helped them do it!

Next year we have two exciting firsts to look forward to. 

 
Your 52 children who graduated from Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools will be the first class to attend the Nyaka secondary and Vocatioanl School when it opens in February 2015.
Your 14 senior six students and 6 vocational students who graduated this year are all part of the original pioneer students who attended Nyaka Primary School when it first opened. They are the first class of YOUR pioneer students to graudate from High School!
 
Over the next year YOUR graduated vocational students will be finding employment and many of YOUR graduated secondary students will be applying to continue their education at University! 

 

Thank YOU for making this historic graduation possible!

Want to see YOUR gift go Further this year?

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children!

All YOU have to do is make a gift to this project before Midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects that raises the most money, YOUR children will WIN!

 

 

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Two Nyaka students with their lunch
Two Nyaka students with their lunch

YOU are saving lives! 

Children who do not get the nutrition they need suffer from stunted growth and learning problems. Many children die of malnourishment before they are even old enough to attend school.

The gifts YOU have made to Nyaka are providing life-saving meals to YOUR students. YOU are providing 4,630 meals to your primary students a week! On top of that, YOU are also feeding 187 secondary and vocational students!

These meals are a vital part of Nyaka's Nutrition Program and there are so many other ways YOU are making a difference for YOUR students today and for their futures. We made a special video all about the amazing ways YOU are impacting the lives of YOUR children in Uganda.

Click here to watch the video!

Want to see YOUR gift go further this year?

Make a donation during the month of December to this project and YOU can help YOUR Nyaka students win one of 9 prizes! YOU could win up to $3,000 for YOUR children! All you have to do is make a gift to this project before midnight on December 31st! If Nyaka is one of the top 9 projects with the most money raised, YOUR children will WIN!

Kutamba students eating lunch.
Kutamba students eating lunch.

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Sarah (Right) with a friend
Sarah (Right) with a friend

Sarah lost both parents to HIV/AIDS when she was very young. 

Fortunately her grandparents were able to keep her in school. Sarah dreamed of going to university so she could become a lawyer. She worked hard and made it to her Senior Four year only to find that her grandparents could no longer raise enough money for her school fees.

Sarah’s dreams would have been over like so many other children if it had not been for YOU

YOU saw Sarah's potential. YOU pledged to give her the opportunity to reach her dreams.

Now she is in her final year of school and she is applying to universities. YOUR love and support has given her the opportunity to show how smart and talented she is.

Sarah is so grateful for the precious gift YOU have given her but we know, for every story like Sarah's, there are many more children who are dropping out of school because they can no longer afford it. 

YOUR continued support means that these children will have the chance to reach their dreams just like Sarah. 

Thank you!

Sarah studying for her exams
Sarah studying for her exams

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Little Kutamba Student Sleeping
Little Kutamba Student Sleeping

YOU are a champion for children!

When Nyaka first opened its doors, we gathered all of the important things for a great school. We had pencils and paper, passionate teachers, textbooks, uniforms, everything we thought we would need.

Everything seemed to be going great until we realized we had one very big problem.

Our students couldn't stay awake.

We had students excited to learn but they were falling asleep at their desks, unable to absorb the vital information that would help them escape poverty.

Nyaka was missing one essential ingredient--healthy food.

Many of our students are being cared for by their grandmothers who can offer love and shelter but cannot afford to feed all of their grandchildren. Some grandmothers are raising more than 12 grandchildren!

Because of YOUR support, we were able to quickly to solve the problem. YOU started providing two meals for YOUR students every school day. YOU started Desire Farm to grow food and raise animals to keep our students fueled and ready to learn! YOU even provided gardening tools, seeds, and training for their grandmothers to ensure that they could keep their grandchildren fed! 

Right now there are 463 primary students who are receiving two meals per day through the nutrition program YOU made possible. Now your students have beans, peas, groundnuts, meat, posho, vegetables, rice, matooke (green bananas), sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes to keep them healthy and full of precious energy!

If that wasn't enough, YOUR students now have 200 chickens to provide eggs! 

YOU make all of this possible.

Thank YOU!

 

Join us for the last Bonus Day of the year!

Wednesday, October 15th

9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) 

  • Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! 
  • There is $75,000 available in matching!
  • They will be offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. 
Nyaka Students in Class
Nyaka Students in Class
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Chickens at Desire Farm
Chickens at Desire Farm

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nyakaschool.org/​
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$261,733 raised of $300,000 goal
 
 
3,253 donations
$38,267 to go
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