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.
Dec 30, 2015

Joyce Has A Home!

Joyce
Joyce

YOUR grandmothers are so grateful for YOU!

At the age of 70, Joyce had never had a home of her own. She lived with her daughter and brother-in-law. Then she moved to stay with her son where she slept in a storage area with the chickens. Joyce says she was not respected in her community and had “no hope or love” in her life.

Then one day, a neighbor told her about YOUR Nyaka Granny Groups. Since there was a meeting nearby, Joyce decided to attend. At the meeting she met grandmothers like her who faced big challenges. She realized that she wasn't alone. She decided to become a member.

Not long after joining, Joyce received a home visit from the group’s leaders. They saw that she desperately needed a home of her own. Thanks to YOUR partnership and support, the grandmothers in Joyce's group were able to build her a brand new house, smokeless kitchen, and pit latrine to call her own.

Joyce’s new home has been truly life-changing. Because of YOU, she can care for her three orphaned grandchildren. She is in control of her life. She has been able to save money, because with a house of her own she has a safe place to keep it. She is more motivated to work in her fields and garden--She even received a small loan from her group to buy chickens!  Joyce says that she now sleeps through the night for the first time in her life, safe and comfortable in her own bedroom. For the first time, she has hope for the future thanks to YOU.

YOU are changing the lives of grandmothers like Joyce every day!

Thanks to YOUR partnership YOUR grandmothers have dignity, respect, and freedom.

Thank YOU and Happy New Year!

Joyce (Right) With Her Grandchildren
Joyce (Right) With Her Grandchildren

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Dec 30, 2015

Celebrate Graduation!

Nyaka Primary Seven Graduation
Nyaka Primary Seven Graduation

YOU are a champion for education!

YOU have helped YOUR students reach another milestone! This year, 56 Nyaka and Kutamba Primary School students celebrated their graduation from primary school! They will be joining YOUR students at the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School when school begins again in February 2016 as the second class of senior one students to ever attend your latest school! We are also happy to report that 11 of YOUR students have graduated from secondary school and will now be entering their first year of high school and 12 of YOUR students graduated from high school. They will be applying to universities to attend this fall!

YOUR love and support continues to keep YOUR students in school and motivated to reach their dreams! Without YOU, they wouldn't have the healthcare, nutritious food,  school supplies, clean water, or free education they need.

YOUR impact will be felt by these students for the rest of their lives. For every grade YOUR students achieve, they can expect to earn 10% more in their lifetime. Girls who complete primary school are more likely to send their children to school. They know the value of the gift YOU have given them and they are going to pass that gift on to their children.

Thank YOU and Happy New Year!

 

Kutamba Primary Seven Graduation
Kutamba Primary Seven Graduation

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Dec 30, 2015

Under Construction: YOUR Science Lab!

Biology and Computer Laboratory under construction
Biology and Computer Laboratory under construction

YOU are amazing!

YOU are ensuring that YOUR Nyaka Vocational Secondary students have everything they need to succeed.

The boys at NVSS are so excited to see their dormitory! It will be ready for them to stay in by the time school starts in February. 

The first laboratory building is under construction as we speak. It will hold the chemistry and computer labs. It still needs a roof but construction is set to be completed in early 2016! YOUR NVSS students will have the tools they need to learn valuable skills. 

Thanks to YOU, NVSS is looking more and more like the school it is meant to be. 

YOUR support means that over 100 students will have a place to go to school next year. 

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Boys
Boys' Dormitory nearing end of construction

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