Roselia is a 74-year-old grandmother from the Rukungiri District where she was born and raised. After Roselia was married, she was blessed with ten children, but unfortunately seven have since then died. Roselia now cares for two young grandchildren ages 10 and 7. She became the sole caregiver for both children after the children’s mother and father passed away just three years apart.
Roselia’s home was in no condition for herself let alone a family. She had a kitchen that leaked and threatened to collapse on her and her grandchildren. Fortunately, before that could happen, her name was put forward by her granny group members to receive a newly built kitchen.
Since then, Roselia has received her safe new kitchen and she is a very happy grandmother. She is grateful to Nyaka and to her granny group.
During the last few months, although students are not yet able to attend school, educating students has remained our top priority. Our teachers have been traveling across Kanungu and Rukungiri districts, providing educational materials including study packets and library books to our students, and working with individuals and small groups. Nyaka staff members are following strict COVID-19 protocols to keep themselves and the community safe.
During the Ugandan President’s address on Sunday, September 20th, he shared information on reducing the covid -19 restrictions nationwide including the reopening of schools for predetermined candidate classes and students.
We can’t wait to see our students back in the classroom!
You're helping bring comfort and justice to survivors
By Cassandra Jones - Communication Manager
Survivors with their children and baby items
Since COVID-19 mandated lockdowns went into effect on April 1st, as is the case globally, cases of sexual and gender-based violence have increased in our communities during and after lockdown. Our SGBV staff is continuing to support survivors and provide them with access to medical care, counseling, and legal support to bring their perpetrators to justice.
Within the last month, under the SGBV program, Nyaka arrested seven perpetrators. Helping to bring some peace, comfort, and justice to survivors. We’ve also registered several pregnant teenage girls who conceived as a result of rape. To help these survivors, survivors received a combination of baby clothes, bedding, soap, basins, nappies, carriers, and more. Our Program Coordinator Brendah said, “They [Survivors] were all so happy and they all felt that they were really loved.”
Thank you for helping make the work we do possible to break the cycle of sexual assault in Rural Uganda.