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 24, 2016

Educating Through Anti AIDS Clubs

Nyaka Anti AIDS Club members performing
Nyaka Anti AIDS Club members performing

YOUR students at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools have become champions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda!  Both schools have student groups called the Anti AIDS Club, which work diligently to educate schools and communities about the disease.  The clubs sensitize students in schools, church congregations, as well as the whole community, about HIV/AIDS.  The students do community education and outreach through radio programs, concerts, and plays using songs, drama, poems and dance with HIV/AIDS messages.    

The Anti AIDS Clubs also create awareness about the plight of orphans, children’s rights, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, disproving stigmas, hygiene, sanitation and other issues affecting the community.  As a result, the program staff and nurses who make home visits have begun to see positive and informed changes in behavior – especially in the homes of people who have seen or heard the Anti-AIDS Club perform. 

The Nyaka Primary School Anti AIDS Club was recently on a radio program on the Kanungu Broadcasting station which had about 20,000 people listening in.  The Nyaka club also had a live performance which reached about 800 people including students from two schools, teachers and community members.  Unfortunately, the Kutamba Anti AIDS Club has not carried out any activities lately because their van is in poor condition and can’t be driven very far, but they are still busy practicing. 

YOUR generous support has showed these children the importance of giving back through education.  Thank YOU for inspiring your students!

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  

Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Nyaka Anti AIDS Club at the radio station
Nyaka Anti AIDS Club at the radio station

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Aug 23, 2016

YOUR First Vocational Workshop is Open!

Tailoring Students
Tailoring Students

Vocational training is well underway at NVSS, thanks to YOU!  One of two workshops on campus is complete and the first group of students now have their own space for vocational training.  There are a total of 16 first year vocational students at NVSS.  This pioneer vocational class is made up of 9 males and 7 females.  Students can choose to take vocational courses in Tailoring & Cutting Garments or Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice. 

Your students have been busy learning their chosen trades.  Besides taking their vocational courses, students also study math, English, and computer training.  When funds are available to begin the second workshop, it will house the Mechanical and Metal vocations.  YOU can help complete NVSS and make additional vocational training possible by making a donation today!  

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  YOUR generous love and support has TRANSFORMED LIVES!

YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice
Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice
Completed Tailoring and Brick Laying Workshop
Completed Tailoring and Brick Laying Workshop

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Aug 22, 2016

Increasing Sexual Assault Awareness

Thanks to YOUR support, Nyaka and EDJA Foundation have partnered together to increase awareness about sexual assault in the community.  To help with this effort, training was provided about Gender Based Violence (GBV).  This was a two day training for Nyaka staff and other members in the community which included religious leaders, Police, Medical Officers, and State Attorney’s.  It was a great turn out with a total of 81 participants.  The trainings were conducted by EDJA Foundation, and equipped participants with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with Gender Based Violence cases.  The topics that were covered centered around sexual assault; child abuse; confidentiality; effects of rape; gender based violence; myths and facts; and survivors network scale. 

Change has already been seen in the community!  Since Nyaka and EDJA began to tackle the problem of sexual assault in the area, we have seen an increase in reporting incidences.  Victims are starting to trust that someone will help them in their healing journey.  There is a counselor who makes home visits and also offers financial support in legal cases because it’s the victims and their families who have to pay to have their perpetrator arrested and held in jail.  There is still a need for future trainings and more community dialogues regarding Gender Based Violence.  YOU can help increase sexual assault awareness by making a donation today!  

 

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  

YOUR generous love and support has TRANSFORMED LIVES!

YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Group work during the training
Group work during the training

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