Children
 Uganda
Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Aug 23, 2011

I Learned Where Babies Come From...

Students Gathering for Camp
Students Gathering for Camp

This month I am sharing with you testimonials from some of our brightest secondary students, an equivalent to middle school students in the United States.  These students recently attended a Health and Sex Education Camp put on by “Reach a Hand” a NGO out of Makerere University in collaboration with The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.

“I am Nuwagaba, and I would like to thank the people who were involved in the preparation of the student’s camp at Nyaka. I would like to thank our Country Manager and Mrs. Christine who supervised us while the camp was going on. The camp was conducted by ‘Reach a Hand’ and the topics were very interesting and educational.  They taught us how to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS and getting girls pregnant. This was very interesting because I did not know that boys take part in girls becoming pregnant.  They also taught us how to be successful in education. This is important because if we make education a priority we will have good lives. They also taught us how to discover our talents and Christine advised us how to behave in our community when we are on holiday. We were very happy about this and we hope the organization will organize for us more camps.”

"I am Kiconco in senior two at Ishaka Adventist College. I would like to thank Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project for preparing a wonderful camp, which will help everyone who attended. It was short but interesting and most students wished it could have been longer. They taught us how to avoid sex at an early age because we could
get pregnant or contract HIV/AIDS. They taught us how to be proud of ourselves and love one another. We also learned how to use sanitary towels (secret sanitary Pads). They inspired us to study hard, because we could be the
future lawyers and doctors of this country.
If we focus on our education we shall be winners. They sang and danced for us, made us laugh, and told us that we can live a happy life."

Thanks to generous supporters like you, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project continues to guide and support these children who have no one else to learn from and talk to about these sensitive issues.

Truly we say the best is yet to come!

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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
$256,178 raised of $275,000 goal
 
3,137 donations
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