YOU are empowering girls and boys in rural southwest Uganda through education!
Sexual assault is never the survivor's fault but knowing more helps YOUR students recognize danger signs to avoid, better understand their bodies as they start to go through puberty, boundary-setting, assertiveness, and forming healthy relationships.
Trainings have already begun with YOUR girls in Primary 5, 6, and 7 at Nyaka Primary School and there are plans to do trainings with senior one students at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School. Eventually these trainings will be conducted for all of YOUR students.
Nyaka is also partnering with Global Health Corps (GHC) to host an event to encourage wider conversations around reproductive health and sexual assault at Nyaka and in the community as a whole. Nyaka's two amazing Global Health Corps Fellows are coordinating the entire event and inviting GHC Fellows from all over Uganda to lead workshop sessions on sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships, teen pregnancy, and other related topics. Students, teachers, guardians, and community members will all have the opportunity to learn about these important issues.
Thanks to YOU, real change is happening to protect children from sexual assault in southwest Uganda.
YOU are amazing!
YOU have helped Nyaka take the first steps to keeping YOUR children safe.
Thanks to your support, Nyaka has been able to mobilize support to end sexual assault in the communities where we serve. We are working with experts, local community members, your students, grandmothers, and Nyaka staff to think of ways to protect children from predators, eliminate stigma for sexual assault survivors, provide quality counseling for any child who is sexually assaulted, and ensure that every rapist and pedophile remains in jail.
As you read this, people are mobilizing in Uganda and around the world to make sure that these goals are achieved. YOU are part of an international movement to end the victimization of children in Uganda!
We also wanted to say a special Thank you!
This September, we told you that our Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, was nominated for the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award. Thanks to YOUR votes and shares, Jackson won! He was officially named the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen in front of a crowd of 60,000 people at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City!
Now more people than ever have heard about Nyaka and it's all because of YOU!
This is a big step forward to help more children and grandmothers in Uganda.
Thank you so much for YOUR support! Everything is possible when we work together!
Thanks to YOU, the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) is looking better and better every day!
We're sending some new photos of NVSS especially for YOU! Thanks to YOU, the boys dormitory now has a roof! YOUR boys will be so excited to finally have a dormitory of their own instead of sleeping in classrooms in the Administration Building.
The remaining academic buildings and cafeteria still need to be competed but this new development renews our hope that YOUR students will be sleeping, eating, and--MOST IMPORTANTLY--learning in a brand new school by the end of next year.
With YOUR help, we know it's possible! Thank YOU!