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.
Aug 23, 2016

YOUR First Vocational Workshop is Open!

Tailoring Students
Tailoring Students

Vocational training is well underway at NVSS, thanks to YOU!  One of two workshops on campus is complete and the first group of students now have their own space for vocational training.  There are a total of 16 first year vocational students at NVSS.  This pioneer vocational class is made up of 9 males and 7 females.  Students can choose to take vocational courses in Tailoring & Cutting Garments or Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice. 

Your students have been busy learning their chosen trades.  Besides taking their vocational courses, students also study math, English, and computer training.  When funds are available to begin the second workshop, it will house the Mechanical and Metal vocations.  YOU can help complete NVSS and make additional vocational training possible by making a donation today!  

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  YOUR generous love and support has TRANSFORMED LIVES!

YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice
Brick/Block Laying & Concrete Practice
Completed Tailoring and Brick Laying Workshop
Completed Tailoring and Brick Laying Workshop

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Aug 22, 2016

Increasing Sexual Assault Awareness

Thanks to YOUR support, Nyaka and EDJA Foundation have partnered together to increase awareness about sexual assault in the community.  To help with this effort, training was provided about Gender Based Violence (GBV).  This was a two day training for Nyaka staff and other members in the community which included religious leaders, Police, Medical Officers, and State Attorney’s.  It was a great turn out with a total of 81 participants.  The trainings were conducted by EDJA Foundation, and equipped participants with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with Gender Based Violence cases.  The topics that were covered centered around sexual assault; child abuse; confidentiality; effects of rape; gender based violence; myths and facts; and survivors network scale. 

Change has already been seen in the community!  Since Nyaka and EDJA began to tackle the problem of sexual assault in the area, we have seen an increase in reporting incidences.  Victims are starting to trust that someone will help them in their healing journey.  There is a counselor who makes home visits and also offers financial support in legal cases because it’s the victims and their families who have to pay to have their perpetrator arrested and held in jail.  There is still a need for future trainings and more community dialogues regarding Gender Based Violence.  YOU can help increase sexual assault awareness by making a donation today!  

 

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  

YOUR generous love and support has TRANSFORMED LIVES!

YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Group work during the training
Group work during the training

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Aug 18, 2016

YOU Helped Pola Profit From Coffee!

Pola and her grandson drying coffee
Pola and her grandson drying coffee

Pola, aged 63, is raising her three grandchildren, Evalyne who is 12 years old, Junior who is 9 years old and Prosper who is 3 years.  Her grandchildren came to live with her two years ago after their mother died from complications during child birth.  Pola needed help when she became the sole provider for them.  Thanks to YOUR generous support, Pola was able to receive a microfinance loan to help her raise her three young grandchildren!

Pola was given 200,000 Ugandan Shillings (about $59.35 US dollars) which she used to become a coffee bean vendor.  She buys raw coffee beans from her neighbors at a reduced rate and then dries the beans and stores them.  She waits to sell them until coffee prices increase so that she can maximize her profits.  Pola expects to make around 500,000 Ugandan Shillings (about $148.37 US dollars) after all of this coffee is sold.  She plans to use the profits to buy the basic necessities for her family and will also save some money to buy more coffee next season.  Pola has a future plan of setting up a big store for selling coffee beans, rice, ground nuts and millet if she gets more funds. 

YOU can help other grandmothers just like Pola by making a donation today!

August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  

YOUR generous love and support has TRANSFORMED LIVES!

YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

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