High quality education for children in Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
High quality education for children in Uganda
Nyaka student during a malnutrition assessment
Nyaka student during a malnutrition assessment

The third and final school term of 2016 started on September 26th and students are working hard to finish the school year with high marks!  It’s a very busy time for teachers and students as they prepare for the end of year exams.  Thanks to your love and support, they are able to focus on their studies because they are healthy and strong.  The healthcare and food that you provide to them is vital to their success.

Most schools in Uganda have a lack of food or poor nutrition programs.  Hunger negatively affects performance.  Students cannot concentrate in class when they are hungry.  However, your students are given nutritious meals to keep them healthy and alert.  Some food is bought from farmers in the village and the rest is supplied by Desire Farm and prepared at the schools.  The secondary students at NVSS are even giving back by starting a garden at the school to grow maize.

The healthcare that students receive is also essential so that common illnesses don’t keep the children home sick.  They can be seen at the school clinic when they feel ill and be treated right away.  Health education is also provided at the schools to teach the importance of personal hygiene, sanitation and abstinence.  Every term, students are dewormed and assessed for malnutrition.  The girls in secondary school are also screened for pregnancies, which were all negative at the beginning of this term!

In addition to healthcare and nutrition, you provide your students with uniforms, shoes, textbooks, notebooks, clean water-- everything they need to be successful!  These children have felt great loss and sorrow in their lives, but your support allows them to have the opportunity to go to school and focus on their studies in order to have a bright future.  Thank you very much!

Please continue to support your students by making a donation today!

Nyaka students enjoying lunch
Nyaka students enjoying lunch

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Nyaka Anti AIDS Club members performing
Nyaka Anti AIDS Club members performing

YOUR students at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools have become champions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda!  Both schools have student groups called the Anti AIDS Club, which work diligently to educate schools and communities about the disease.  The clubs sensitize students in schools, church congregations, as well as the whole community, about HIV/AIDS.  The students do community education and outreach through radio programs, concerts, and plays using songs, drama, poems and dance with HIV/AIDS messages.    

The Anti AIDS Clubs also create awareness about the plight of orphans, children’s rights, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, disproving stigmas, hygiene, sanitation and other issues affecting the community.  As a result, the program staff and nurses who make home visits have begun to see positive and informed changes in behavior – especially in the homes of people who have seen or heard the Anti-AIDS Club perform. 

The Nyaka Primary School Anti AIDS Club was recently on a radio program on the Kanungu Broadcasting station which had about 20,000 people listening in.  The Nyaka club also had a live performance which reached about 800 people including students from two schools, teachers and community members.  Unfortunately, the Kutamba Anti AIDS Club has not carried out any activities lately because their van is in poor condition and can’t be driven very far, but they are still busy practicing. 

YOUR generous support has showed these children the importance of giving back through education.  Thank YOU for inspiring your students!

MORE BIG NEWS- August 2, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  

Thank YOU for making this milestone possible!  YOU have made Nyaka 15 years strong!

Nyaka Anti AIDS Club at the radio station
Nyaka Anti AIDS Club at the radio station

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It’s extremely difficult to concentrate and be motivated when you don’t feel good.  Thanks to you, your students receive routine health care to stay healthy so they can do well in school!  There are two nurses and one part-time doctor at The Mummy Drayton School Clinic who provide services to the students at Nyaka Primary School and at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School.  There is also one nurse at Kutamba Primary School to care for the students there.  The most common illnesses that students are treated for are respiratory tract infections, common colds, gastrointestinal illnesses, and malaria.  Preventative care is also provided for the students such as HIV screenings, nutritional assessments, health education, and deworming.  The nurses also conduct at least four home visits every month to identify risks such as lack of mosquito nets and poor sanitation.

In June, your students received additional medical care from professional volunteers at the Mummy Drayton School Clinic.  There was a three day Dental Camp held at the clinic where students had thorough dental exams.  They received information about the importance of proper dental care and hygiene, and received treatment if needed.  An Eye Clinic Camp was also held for students to have their eyes examined.  Students with vision problems were fitted and given donated glasses.

Thank you for keeping your students healthy so they can succeed in school!  Want to do more to help your students break the cycle of poverty and grow up to be great leaders?  Donate now and change a child’s future.

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Nyaka student playing with chicken on Desire farm
Nyaka student playing with chicken on Desire farm

YOU are changing your student’s futures by preventing hunger! 

Many children leave their home early in the morning to make the long walk to school without any breakfast at all.  They get to school and can’t concentrate, or sometimes even fall asleep during class, because they are hungry.  Thanks to you, your children are provided nutritious meals at school!  For some children, these are the only meals they have all day. 

You give them a breakfast of porridge and a snack AND provide them with lunch which differs daily and can include beans, peas, groundnuts, meat, posho, vegetables, rice, matooke (green bananas), sweet potatoes, and Irish potatoes.  Also, the meals at Nyaka Primary School include eggs from the Desire farm!  

Your student’s school performance is no longer affected by their hunger.  Their stomachs are full now and they can concentrate in class.  You are giving them the opportunity not only to be healthy and grow up strong, but the opportunity to excel in school and not be affected by hunger! 

Thank you for giving YOUR students healthy meals at school!  

Nyaka student at lunch
Nyaka student at lunch

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Judith in her school uniform
Judith in her school uniform

You are opening doors for children like Judith! 

Judith is a 13-year-old primary 7 student at Nyaka Primary School. One of three children, she lives with her mother and younger sister in a four-room house with mud walls four kilometers away from school. Her mother works hard to support her two daughters, selling some of the meager crops she grows and working as a short-term laborer for other people in the community. All of her hard work earns enough money to buy some matooke or posho for supper. Judith helps out as best she can. She fetches water and firewood, and she looks after her younger sister. But because she lives far from school, she often leaves home very early in the morning and does not return until suppertime.

Even though she is not always home to help her mother, Judith’s family has been supportive of her education. When Judith was still a baby, her father passed away from an unknown illness. An elderly lady from the neighborhood, whom Judith called “Grandmother”, moved in with the family to help Judith’s mother care for Judith and her siblings. It is thanks to her grandmother that Judith became a Nyaka student. The grandmother saw how young Judith was struggling at home but knew that the family could never afford school fees for a decent school. So, she approached Nyaka, because she had heard that Nyaka students attend school for free. She petitioned for Judith to be admitted, and her petition was granted!

When Judith turned six, she started school at Nyaka and has never looked back. She says she is proud to go to a school with such a good reputation and loves that she can rely on her school for support. She gets both breakfast and lunch each day as well as school supplies. Her favorite subjects are English and science, and someday she hopes to be a doctor in Canada or the United States, “because there, I will be able to make a lot of money which I can use to help other children get the kind of education I am getting.”

With your help, Judith will be able to achieve her dream and give back to her community.

Next year, Judith will go to Nyaka Vocational and Secondary School to begin her secondary education. She is excited for this new chapter in her life and plans to study hard this year to make sure she passes her exams!

We know Judith and her classmates will do great things because you have empowered them to succeed!

Thank you!

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
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East Lansing, MI United States
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