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.
Jul 6, 2016

Giving Students Additional Health Screenings to Succeed

It’s extremely difficult to concentrate and be motivated when you don’t feel good.  Thanks to you, your students receive routine health care to stay healthy so they can do well in school!  There are two nurses and one part-time doctor at The Mummy Drayton School Clinic who provide services to the students at Nyaka Primary School and at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School.  There is also one nurse at Kutamba Primary School to care for the students there.  The most common illnesses that students are treated for are respiratory tract infections, common colds, gastrointestinal illnesses, and malaria.  Preventative care is also provided for the students such as HIV screenings, nutritional assessments, health education, and deworming.  The nurses also conduct at least four home visits every month to identify risks such as lack of mosquito nets and poor sanitation.

In June, your students received additional medical care from professional volunteers at the Mummy Drayton School Clinic.  There was a three day Dental Camp held at the clinic where students had thorough dental exams.  They received information about the importance of proper dental care and hygiene, and received treatment if needed.  An Eye Clinic Camp was also held for students to have their eyes examined.  Students with vision problems were fitted and given donated glasses.

Thank you for keeping your students healthy so they can succeed in school!  Want to do more to help your students break the cycle of poverty and grow up to be great leaders?  Donate now and change a child’s future.

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Jul 5, 2016

The computer lab and boys dorm at NVSS are lit up!

There is even more solar energy at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) than ever before! Six solar panels were installed amongst the roofs of the boy’s dormitory and the computer lab.  This additional energy resource is invaluable.  Do you ever leave a room and forget to turn off the light? Or fall asleep with the TV on?  Many of us are guilty of taking electricity, and especially light, for granted.  Imagine how thrilled the boys are now that they have light in their dorm at night and how excited all of the students, and teachers, are to have consistent power in the computer lab! 

Other buildings on campus already utilize solar energy but since the boys dorm and computer lab are new, they have been relying on hydroelectricity and often experience many power interruptions.  These power interruptions make it difficult for the boys to study at night and make computer access unreliable for all of the students at teachers at NVSS.  The solar energy for the boy’s dorm is stored during the day and used at night.  The boys can now continue to study even when it gets dark outside.  It also allows them to concentrate better because they don’t have to worry about losing power and being stuck in the darkness while they are trying to read or finish an assignment.  Everyone at NVSS is also very grateful for having computers that they can use more often.

NVSS is lit up more than ever before.  Thank you so much!  But wait, there’s still more to be done.  Can you help complete NVSS? By doing so, you will be providing a school where poverty stricken, HIV/AIDS orphans transform into successful, educated leaders of tomorrow!

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Jun 6, 2016

Jane's Life Changing Piggery Business

Jane, Timothy, Joel and their piglets
Jane, Timothy, Joel and their piglets

YOU are transforming Grandmothers into sustainable entrepreneurs by providing opportunities for them!

Jane is a 55 year old widow raising her two grandchildren, Timothy and Joel.  The children lost their mother after a long illness and they were abandoned by their father after their mother passed away.  With these two young children now depending on her, Jane needed to find a way to earn enough money to support her family. 

Jane was able to borrow 150,000 Ugandan Shillings (about $50 USD) to buy a pig that was pregnant.  That’s when Jane’s piggery project began!  The pig gave birth to five piglets and she was able to sell two of them.  She kept the remaining three piglets and is using them to be a sustainable entrepreneur in piggery (pig breeding).  Jane would never have been able to pursue her dream of pig breeding if people like you didn’t support her!

The loan that Joan received has given her the opportunity to open a business that she is very passionate about.  Jane is very happy and thankful for the opportunity that has greatly improved her living standards and has helped her in raising her grandchildren.

Thank you very much for the love and generosity you give to Joan and thousands of other grandmothers like her!

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