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After her parents died of AIDS when she was only ten years old, Sanyu Nakyeyune was left to look after her two younger siblings in a rural Ugandan village without electricity or running water. Trying to attend school on top of all her tasks at home was proving impossible. [cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/30/lead.uganda.art.jpg caption="LEAD Uganda helped AIDS orphan Sanyu Nakyeyune into education. "]
But with the help of LEAD Uganda – an educational leadership initiative helping AIDS orphans, former child soldiers and child laborers into schools – Sanyu is now attending one of the best boarding schools in the country and regularly achieving A+ grades. She wants to be a doctor when she is older.
LEAD Uganda is helping Sanyu and other African children learn the skills which will allow them to help solve their own problems.
Now aged 14, Sanyu is focused on serving her country and helping Africa. To mark World AIDS Day, Sanyu Nakyeyune is Tuesday's Connector of the Day. Send her your questions.