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.
Apr 28, 2016

Glorious

Glorious with Abel in front of their new house
Glorious with Abel in front of their new house

Glorious did a courageous thing. She left her abusive husband. She didn't have a lot of money, and her daughter, Medius, was still only a few years old, but Glorius believed she could make it.

And she did. She raised Medius and watched her get married. She was a doting grandmother to her grandson, Abel. Glorious thought her daughter would have a better life. Her heart broke when she saw Medius suffering in an abusive relationship just like she had. When her daughter finally escaped with little Abel, Glorious took her family into her home and cared for them. 

They struggled to put food on the table and their home was crumbling around them. The kitchen was useless. The pit latrine was dangerous. They only had meager money from working in their neighbors gardens. It wasn't enough to rebuild. All she could do was focus on keeping her family alive today. She couldn't even think about tomorrow.

Because of you, Glorious' Granny Group was able to build her a complete new home--a house, smokeless kitchen, and pit latrine. She never expected such a gift in her lifetime. Glorious says she can finally live a happy life with her family. She can think about more than survival.

Thanks to you, she can dream. 

Grandmother
Grandmother

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Apr 7, 2016

Bringing Light and Hope to The Darkness

Nyaka Primary School Students
Nyaka Primary School Students

Right now there are children in Uganda who are at risk of sexual assault. They live in communities where there is no one to stand up for them. The police won't arrest rapists unless their families can pay the holding fee. Even if they are arrested, a bribe can get them released from jail. Rapists are free to hurt more children.

Right now child sexual assault hangs like a dark cloud over too many Ugandan communities.

Fortunately for your children and their families, you are bringing light to their community.

You are standing up for survivors through legal advocacy. You are holding rapists accountable. You are offering counseling and safe shelter to survivors. You have empowered the community to stop child sexual assault through education. 

The work you are doing now will impact the lives of your children. It will prevent assaults in the future and ensure that survivors get the care they need.

Your children are so grateful that you have chosen to stand up for them. 

Thank you!

 

P.S. We have just finished interviews for the social worker who will be working in your schools to provide counseling to survivors and education to all of your students and the community. This position is key to ensuring the success of our programs so we are working hard to ensure we find the candidate who is the right fit. We hope to introduce you to our latest employee very soon!

Kutamba Primary School Students
Kutamba Primary School Students

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Apr 7, 2016

2 New Labs + 1 New Graduate=BIG GRATITUDE!

Steven at his graduation
Steven at his graduation

You have made a huge impact for students like Steven!

You sent him to school. You put a pencil in his hand. And you gave him the opportunity to discover what he wanted to be. 

This month Steven graduated from his vocational program in construction! 

It is so fitting that he will be a builder because, thanks to you, he is part of the generation of youth who will build up their community.

It was amazing builders like Steven who made your biology and computer labs at the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School a reality. Now your students who want to pursue science, engineering, technology, and math have the tools they need to succeed! Your biology lab is like no other lab in the entire region. Your computer lab will give your students access to the world!

Building up a community starts will building up its youth. Your students have big challenges to face as they work to change their community. They have to overcome poverty, lack of resources, and corruption. Gratefully, you are preparing them to overcome these obstacles. You are shaping and empowering them to be the leaders who will come up with creative solutions. It will not be an easy road towards change but your students are ready to do it.

Because of you, Steven and all of your students will be builders. 

Thank you!

Biology Lab
Biology Lab
Computer Lab
Computer Lab

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