The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Aug 11, 2015

Clean Water is Life!

Granny Annah
Granny Annah

YOU are making miracles happen for grandmothers!

Annah is a widow raising two teenagers, Nahabwe (15 years old) and Justus (13 years old).

Finding water has become a big problem for Annah. She cannot walk the many miles to fetch water for her family and relies on her grandchildren to help her. Sometimes Annah must go all day without water while she waits for her grandchildren to come home.

Her grandchildren already walk long distances to school and often get home late at night. Leaving to get water at night can be dangerous--especially for girls who are vulnerable to sexual assault. 

Fortunately, Annah is one of the grandmothers YOU are supporting this year by giving her a water harvesting tank. This large tank allows her to collect rainwater and store it safely so her family can have clean, safe water to drink without having to walk to fetch it.

YOU are not only keeping Annah's family healhty, YOU are giving back precious study time to Nahabwe and Justus!

Thank YOU!

A few of the grandmothers YOU support.
A few of the grandmothers YOU support.

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Aug 6, 2015

A Great Day for All Students!

Ronald
Ronald

Meet Ronald! He is a 6-year-old nursery student at Kutamba Primary School. He loves to dance, and you can tell by his adorable smile that he loves to laugh.

Because of YOU, Ronald has everything he needs to succeed. He has free education, books, healthcare, clean water, a school uniform (with shoes!), and now he has one more thing...

He has a secondary school to go to near his home! The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School just celebrated its official opening on July 17th, 2015.

Thanks to help from wonderful supporters like YOU, the school will be fully built and at full capacity years before Ronald will walk through those halls!

We've shared some photos of this wonderful event below. YOU can see more great photos on our Facebook page!

Thank YOU for making a difference for Ronald and all of YOUR students in Uganda. 

Primary students dancing at the celebration
Primary students dancing at the celebration
Teaching staff giving a presentation.
Teaching staff giving a presentation.
Students presented poems
Students presented poems
teachers, students, and supporters dancing!
teachers, students, and supporters dancing!

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Aug 5, 2015

The NVSS Opening Celebration

Maritina in her NVSS uniform
Maritina in her NVSS uniform

Thanks to YOUR support, the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) is giving 50 students high quality education!

Even though the school is still being constructed, we celebrated the official opening of NVSS on July 17th, 2015. Students, community members, supporters, and staff all came together to celebrate! One of YOUR first students at NVSS, Maritina, shared about her experience at the celebration. This is what she wrote:

"The Master of ceremonies was Teacher Pius. Meanwhile waiting for the guests, we were dancing. When the guest of honour arrived, we rejoiced and jumped up. The guest of honor was escorted by the Executive director Mr. Twesigye Jackson Kaguri and Professor Mondo Kagonyera the chancellor Makerere University. The guests were welcomed by a song from Nyaka Vocational Secondary School students. After the song, we received refreshments such as soft drinks, cakes and mineral water which were served by the teachers. We were again entertained by the pioneers of Nyaka with a marvelous song. The Executive director’s speech followed and Comfort and Maritina presented a poem entitled “I can’t finish talking.” The poem was promising and comforting.

"Cutting of the ribbon followed which marked the official opening of the school and lying of the foundation stones. After this the guest of honour gave his speech. Professor Mundo Kagonyera is the chancellor of Makere University and a longtime friend of Nyaka. His speech was containing advice that urged people to work hard to improve literacy in  Africa. It was followed by a poem and a song by primary school pupils. The guests were later given gifts from students.

"Then the wonderful moment approached: the cutting of the cake. Oh my God! I couldn’t believe my eyes! The cake was the real structure of the school. It was cut by Prof. Mundo, the head girl, and the head boy. There after it was served to people. Music played and the ceremony ended with a prayer."

Thank YOU For making this wonderful event possible! Visit our Facebook page to see more great photos from this special day!

 

Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson kaguri
Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson kaguri
Country Director, Jennifer Nantale
Country Director, Jennifer Nantale
NVSS Head Teacher and teaching staff
NVSS Head Teacher and teaching staff
Cutting of the ribbon at the school entrance
Cutting of the ribbon at the school entrance
Cutting of the cake
Cutting of the cake
Dancing at the celebration
Dancing at the celebration
Students dancing at celebration
Students dancing at celebration
The boys dormitory still under construction
The boys dormitory still under construction

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