Children
 Uganda
Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Vetted
Jan 24, 2012

Nyaka Graduate Rockstars

Students peeking out at their future.
Students peeking out at their future.

 

 

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is very proud to announce our fourth class of graduates from primary school!  

 

Considering only 16% of youth in Uganda attend secondary school according to the United Nations, this accomplishment bears even greater weight... 

 

Factor in that 96% of our students are double orphans who have lost both their mother and father... 

 

None have electricity, running water, indoor kitchens, or flush toilets when they go to their humble homes... 

 

For many of our students the two meals they receive at Nyaka are the only ones they enjoy during a day...

 

And they walk upwards of 2 hours each direction to attend school... 

 

And that is not the only good news!

 

We have received national exam results for all 29 students for 2011 with 12 students in first grade (the very best level), 16 in second grade, zero in third and fourth grade, and 1 who did not pass.

Our conclusion is that 100% of our students are ROCKSTARS!!!  They exemplify qualities of success at the tender age of a middle schooler that many of us hope to achieve *sometime* in our life.

We congratulate all our rock stars: Class P7 2011. Preparations are underway to enroll the students into secondary school and search for a vocation for the one student who did not pass to go to Secondary School.

Thank you to all of you who continue to invest in our students' success. 

 

With your help, the best is yet to come!

 

P.S. - Want to see more photos?  Please click here.

 

Innocent Celebrating his Achievement
Innocent Celebrating his Achievement
Nyaka Graduates
Nyaka Graduates

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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
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