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Aug 30, 2019

You give survivors a chance

EDJA's founder Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri
EDJA's founder Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

Thank you for being a champion fighting child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence in rural Uganda! Thanks to you, EDJA has had undergone exciting changes in the last year! Not only has the EDJA Foundation merged with Nyaka to address sexual assault in Uganda, but EDJA has also opened a second healing center at in Kanungu where survivors can go for emergency medical support, counseling, and legal advocacy

EDJA works with community police, judiciary, and leaders so survivors can receive the justice they deserve. So far, you are helping more than 80 survivors work towards their healing. This includes children as young as four years old. You are giving survivors the loving support they need to work toward their healing.

Since the launch of your EDJA Healing Center, more than 400,000 people have been educated about sexual and domestic violence through school visits and radio programs.

Thanks to your generous support, we held the second annual Walk to End Gender-Based Violence in July. You brought 3,000 people together to march for equality and listen to great speakers share about how they can help their community fight sexual and domestic violence.

Because of you, communities in Uganda are learning how to support survivors and find help when they need it.

You are a true champion in the fight against sexual and domestic violence! Thank you!

 

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE 

Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS'  is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community. 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS  

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Aug 30, 2019

Nicholas is an enrolled nurse thanks to your dedication to his education.

Nicholas (cream suit) at medical School
Nicholas (cream suit) at medical School

You helped Nicholas overcome many obstacles in his life. Nicholas was born in a poor family and lost his mother and father at a young age. After both of his parents died, Nicholas went to live with a relative that treated him very poorly making Nicholas want to end his life. Luckily, Nicholas’ aunt stepped in to take care of him and enrolled him in Nyaka Primary School. After starting at Nyaka, Nicholas’ grades suffered because of the trauma he suffered before living with his aunt. Nicholas’ home life with his aunt soon turned sour. He felt hopeless and like that world was against him. BUT because of you, Nicholas kept hope that things would get better.

Things did get better! The teachers in your amazing schools came alongside Nicholas. They mentored and tutored him so he could do his best. Nicholas’ grades got better and he went on to pursue his dream of being a nurse. He started nursing school in 2016 and finished in two years. Nicholas wanted to be a nurse because his parents died from a lack of access to healthcare. He grew up seeing sick people in his community suffer and he wanted to take care of them.

Nicholas gives you credit for his success. Saying, “Being educated by Nyaka has changed my life. I no longer feel rejected and I am out of danger. If I had not got the Nyaka Scholarship, I guess I wouldn’t be in this world. I am now the happiest man, full of joy and proud of being a medical worker.”

You changed Nicholas’ life. Thank you!

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE

 



Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS'  is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community. 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS  

Links:

Aug 27, 2019

You are tearing down barriers for girls' education

It takes a lot of hard work to go to nursing school and finish. We’re so proud of Moreen for receiving her certificate from Uganda Nursing School after two and a half years! Moreen shows great passion for helping her community. Before going to nursing school, Moreen was a student in YOUR schools. While at Nyaka she was persistent in her studies and showed great compassion towards her classmates and family.

Moreen attributes all of her success to you and all the ways you’ve supported her. She says, “I want to thank everyone who helped me during my course of study. You have supported me financially, psychologically, spiritually and physically, and I am grateful for that.”

While in nursing school, Moreen practiced at several different health institutions including Bwindi community Hospital, Kambuga Hospital, and the Mummy Drayton Clinic. She also did community outreached and taught health education on sexual and reproductive health in secondary schools. Moreen is currently looking for a job or volunteer placement so she can use her knowledge and skills.

Moreen wouldn’t have these amazing opportunities if it wasn’t for YOUR love and support. Thank you!

 

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE 

Links:

 
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