Happy New Year!
We have just received wonderful news from Nyaka School in Nyakagyezi, Uganda. On December 28, 2010 we celebrated the graduation of our fourth class. We are happy to announce that all 29 of our students passed their final exams. 19 passed with an A+, 9 with an A and 1 with a C. We are so proud of our students!
We select the children who attend Nyaka and Kutamba schools based on orphan status and poverty level. The challenges they face on a daily basis would be difficult for most adults. Since the opening of our first school we have attempted to make an education more attainable for every child in southwestern Uganda. We currently provide free education for 547 students. 79 of which will be attending secondary school in 2011 but there are thousands nleft behind.
We promise to fund each child we enroll through their secondary education. At $500 per student we will need $39,500 for this year's class. Since our time with Global Giving began our donors have contributed nearly $90,000! We know that our goal is possible. Visit our project page and make a donation today!
Our school is tuition free for all who attend. We provide healthy meals to our students and opportunities to participate in community gardens at Desire Farms for their grandmothers. We have given the surrounding community access to clean water, the Blue Lupin Community Library and soon a new clinic will be built to serve the 250,000 members of the community.
Click here to read our latest project report about the library.
Every initiative developed by the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is done with the intention of ensuring that our students are provided with the best education. The library will ensure that our students, staff and the community as a whole will have access to up to date information. We have already started sending our school nurses out to the homes of our students so that no child has to miss school to care for an elder.
Our plan is working! Our children are thriving! They are surpassing expectations and meeting every challenge. We could not have done it without the love and support of every one of our donors! We know that you agree that our children are orphaned but they are not broken. The future is bright for every one of our students and they are working hard to create a future free from poverty for themselves, their family and their communities. Thank you for your continued commitment to our vision.
We cannot wait to celebrate more milestones with you in 2011!
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