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by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
Students receiving soap!
Students receiving soap!

On Friday, March 20th, Nyaka sent students home to their communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although students were going home, their safety and education remain a priority and necessity. Before going home, over 300 bars of soap were distributed amongst Nyaka Primary School, Kutamba Primary School, and Vocational Secondary School students. This soap allows students and their families to wash their hands in order to keep them safe. Along with soap, 644 school packages were sent home with students to help them continue learning for over a month after being sent home.

Since students have been home, Nyaka has implemented a new way of reaching students through radio programs. The first radio program was held on March 24th. Since then, Nyaka has held four live talk shows and had 518 radio announcements aired. The radio program has reached 400,000 people including students and other community members. 

Empty Chemistry Lab
Empty Chemistry Lab

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Your Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) held its second annual Technology and Robotics Camp in December. Students came ready to learn a wide range of tech information including advanced software, advanced robotics, foundation software, and foundation robotics. Students also learned how to code and program unique inventions solving some of Uganda's most pressing problems.

Students were so excited to take what they learned from the Technology and Robotics Camp to help their community. Multiple students went to local businesses to find the problems owners faced so that they can find a solution to help them through technology.

Your community has a lot to look forward to thanks to your Technology and Robotics Camp. Students are excited to one day create an app that will make bus transportation in rural areas more efficient and safer. They also want to create a website that will provide critical information on available jobs and application tips.

 Your robotics club is changing so many lives and students are excited to take the education you're providing them to help their community! Thank you. 

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Victor the Calf
Victor the Calf

Desire Farm staff welcomed a newborn calf named Victor last week. The staff named him Victor to honor the Victors Film created earlier this year. As Victor grows, he will be used to teach the community how to properly care for a calf and other cow essentials. Since creating the Desire Farm, it’s become a beacon of hope for YOUR community. The Desire Farm is so important because it allows children, grandmothers, and local farmers to go there and learn farming techniques. Many grandmothers use the Desire Farm to learn how to grow food for their families and businesses.

Can you imagine going to school hungry because your family can’t afford food? This was an unfortunate situation for many families in your community that resulted in students going to school hungry. Until the Desire Farm! Your farm provides food for more than 600 orphaned and vulnerable children who attend Nyaka Schools.

Thank you for feeding students and educating the community!

Nyaka Student holding chicken on the Desire Farm
Nyaka Student holding chicken on the Desire Farm

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Students opening packs of their school supplies
Students opening packs of their school supplies

Nyaka students are back in class for their final term! You have provided students with the essentials they need to study hard for their final exams coming up in just a couple of months. You are providing students with important school supplies.

Before your generous support, many students were forced to attend school without things we take for granted like pencils and paper. Pencil and paper are necessary to do take notes, do homework, and to remember information. Even more female students were forced to miss school because of a lack of personal hygiene items. Can you imagine missing school because you can’t maintain your personal hygiene? In Uganda, it’s common for female students to miss school due to a lack of something so simple such as feminine products. Without them, many are forced to stay home and miss valuable lessons at school.

Because of you, all of our students were able to open school supplies full of everything they need for the school year including feminine products, notebooks, pens, tissue, and much more. 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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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  

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Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Twesigye Kaguri
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