Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nike Girl Effect

We are so excited to share with you that we have been accepted through our partner program with GlobalGiving as one of a large handful of organizations to compete in a month long partnership with Nike Girl Effect…yes! That is *the* Nike.  We are seeking new donors to support the education of girls who are ages 10+ (so this includes both primary and secondary school aged girls).  Click here to give today! 

We are asking you to help us raise $43,500 in 30 days.  There will be 6 winners who get to partner with Nike from November 2011 to December 2012! Organizations have seen a lot of donations come in from this partnership and they’ve raised more money this year than ever before.  Plus we will be highlighted in Nike’s corporate giving program.  Click here and get inspired!  

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Happiest Girl in the World

The Nyaka Primary School Primary 7 students recently took a mock end of year exam.  All of the Nyaka students excelled, but one student Kyalimpa Rosette (pictured left) achieved a score of aggregate 4.  This means she was number one in performance and awarded distinction in each subject (math, science, English, and social studies).  Here is Rosette’s story.

“I am a 14 year old orphan having no mother and father. I grew without knowing my parents because I was still an infant when they died.  I came to stay with my grandmother who was not strong enough to provide me with my needs. She tried to provide me an education but my performance was poor because I was always chased for school fees and sometimes I lacked books and pens.  I joined Nyaka in 2004 and was given free education and scholastic materials. I was fed a balanced diet, could drink clean water, and was given clothes. This all made my grandmother very happy. Under the provision of the above needs being satisfied, I began primary one and from there my performance was the best. I became the number one in my class except two times when I became the second.

When I reached primary seven this year, my grandmother died and I was adopted by the family of Mr. Namara Bahati. When I began living there, my free time which my grandmum had given me to read my books was reduced because there was always so much work. Today, I continue to please them by doing the work and they allow me to read my books to maintain my performance. They provide me with paraffin and sometimes a candle by which to study.  My performance will always be good because of the assistance I am given at both home and school, but especially at school because my teachers give me revision books, exercise, and homework.

Nyaka School has helped me to maintain my performance.  My goal is to become an engineer because my best subject is science, math, and English. I also wish to help the needy as I was helped too.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to the founders of Nyaka Aids Foundation, the Director, the board members, the Nyaka school management, and most especially the teachers.  The happiest girl Rosette wishes them well.”