Jul 31, 2020

We're continuing to educate the community

Key Figures for Kanungu and Rukungiri districts
Key Figures for Kanungu and Rukungiri districts

Since April 1st, Nyaka has taken a number of measures to ensure the Nyaka community remains safe in the face of COVID-19. Nyaka is continuing to educate the community about the dangers of increased Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) while schools remain closed and students remain at home under government orders. Our SGBV program has continued to offer services to the community. To date, 65 survivors have been supported by our SGBV program during and immediately after lockdown. These survivors are receiving the individualized medical, legal, and mental health care they need to find justice and peace. 

In addition to our SGBV program resources, Nyaka has done a number of things to help the community including but not limited to distributing bars of soap to the COVID-19 task force and grandmothers, distributing masks, and ensuring multiple hand washing stations are in the community to encourage constant hand washing.

Masks
Masks
Soap Distribution to grandmothers
Soap Distribution to grandmothers

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May 28, 2020

Our girls are innovative!

Over the last two years, Nyaka has been working to finish our Chemistry and Physics laboratory. This laboratory will provide the equipment and space necessary for students like Rabecca, Kashemire, and Maritina to continue developing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. These facilities will be particularly important as Nyaka’s Robotics Club hosts an annual robotics camp where students from all over the country have the opportunity to learn essential skills like electrical wiring, website design, and computer programming. This club emphasizes students creating devices that benefit their communities. Female Robotics Club members have developed incredible technologies such as an automatic irrigation system and app to help nurses tend to patients in overcrowded hospitals.

Our female students are able to access the education needed to achieve their goals. The Chemistry and Physics laboratory will help them be more likely to find their dreams STEM careers. Thank you for investing in their dreams. 

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May 27, 2020

The Vocational and Secondary School is almost comp

Nyaka’s Vocational and Secondary School campus is almost complete! In 2018, Nyaka completed the construction of the Multipurpose Dining Hall and Kitchen. Over the last two years, Nyaka has been working to finish our Chemistry and Physics laboratory. This laboratory will provide the equipment and space necessary for students to continue developing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills with the necessary materials. These facilities will be particularly important as Nyaka’s Robotics Club hosts an annual robotics camp where students from all over the country have the opportunity to learn essential skills like electrical wiring, website design, and computer programming. This lab will help provide students with the tools and confidence they need to compete for jobs after graduation.

The most recent construction includes a large fence around the Vocational Secondary School. Our goal is to ensure all enrolled and visiting students feel safe when they’re on campus. Although students are home due to Uganda’s mandatory lockdown measures, we want our students to be excited about returning to school. The safety, health, and happiness of the students is always our first priority.

Thank you for helping to provide the right resources and facilities for Nyaka students to thrive! 

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