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.
Mar 10, 2017

Educating the Nyaka Community About Sexual Assault

John the social worker leading the training
John the social worker leading the training

A community sensitization training was held to discuss sexual and gender based violence.  The training was led by Nyaka’s social worker, John, who educated community members about the topic.  There were 75 people in attendance and was comprised of community members, local leaders and religious leaders.  The goal of the community sensitization training was to create awareness on sexual and gender based violence in the village due to the increased cases of sexual assaults reported to the police.

Those who attended were informed about the role each of them can play in addressing sexual abuse accusations.  They were encouraged to always report sexual abuse rumors to their local leaders and the police.  They were discouraged from taking the law into their own hands.  Attendees were also taught about the procedures law enforcement should follow when handing sexual assault cases.  Many of the community members were not aware of how these cases are handled.  Some of the women in the group shared their personal experiences on sexual assault and how they did not receive help from authorities when they reported their cases.  It’s important to follow up with their reported cases to ensure that the police are doing their job and that the case is running smoothly in the court processes.

There is still a need for more community sensitizations trainings in the future.  Many other people in the community can benefit from being sensitized about sexual and gender based violence.  There is still a low reporting rate from men who are sexually abused because of the stigma of weakness attached to it.  Children can also profit from a training like this to better understand warning signals and how to avoid vulnerable situations.  

Thank you for supporting the fight agaist sexual assualt!

Community member sharing a personal experience
Community member sharing a personal experience
Local leader discussing sexual assault issues
Local leader discussing sexual assault issues

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Mar 7, 2017

Microfinance Loan Helps Feed Family

Angelica at home, proud of her sprouting beans
Angelica at home, proud of her sprouting beans

Angelica is 60 years old and raising three grandchildren in the village of Kyamagote in the Kanungu District of Uganda.  Her grandchildren, Turinawe, Asiimwe, and Brian, have lost both of their parents.  Their mother passed away first and the children moved in with their grandmother after the death of their father, who was Angelica‘s son.  She had already raised seven of her own children and thought that at this point in her life she was done child rearing.  Angelica has been able to support herself and her grandchildren thanks to Nyaka’s Microfinance Program.

Angelica has been the chairperson for her Grannie Group for the last eight years and is grateful to the Grandmother Program for the revolving fund where she borrowed 200,000 UGX ($61 USD).  She used the money to buy bean seeds.  The seeds were planted and have increased the food security in her home.  With the continuous planting cycle of these beans, her and her grandchildren will never have to experience hunger.  There will always be enough food to feed her family.  In fact, Angelica expects to have a surplus of beans and hopes to sell about 120kg of them.  This will provide Angelica with a small income so she can buy other things needed in the home.

Thank YOU for making the Microfinance Program possible for grandmothers!  These loans provide them dignity and means to support themselves and their grandchildren.

A Granny Group distributing loans
A Granny Group distributing loans

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Mar 1, 2017

2017 School Year is Underway

First day of school for Kutamba nursery students
First day of school for Kutamba nursery students

The 2017 school year is underway in Uganda and your students have settled in nicely.  The first day of school officially kicked off on February 6th.  This year, 768 students from nursery school through university are enrolled, thanks to your support.

  •  234 students are attending Nyaka Primary School
  •  229 students are attending Kutamba Primary School 
  • 160 students are attending Nyaka Vocational Secondary School
  • 145 students are on scholarships attending different secondary schools, vocational schools, or universities 

The nursery students were really excited to receive their brand new school uniforms and shoes.  This was a special day for them because it marked the beginning of their academic journey.  It was also a big day for students starting their first year of secondary school.  They received supplies for their dormitories which included items like toiletries, jerry cans, sheets, pillows and mattresses.  These supplies seem like everyday necessities, but for many of the students the night of February 6th was the first time they ever slept on a mattress.

Your students are looking forward to a great year.  Thank you for making it possible for them!

NVSS students receiving their dorm supplies
NVSS students receiving their dorm supplies
First day of school for Nyaka nursery students
First day of school for Nyaka nursery students
Young men on their first day at NVSS
Young men on their first day at NVSS

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