Like many countries in the world, Uganda experienced a very strict lockdown in the spring of 2020, which helped to reduce the spread of the pandemic (although at considerable social and economic cost, especially for those already living in poverty).
On June 6th, 2021, following a substantial rise in COVID-19 cases, the President announced a second lockdown. Restrictions were further tightened on June 19thfor a further 42 days. At present all Ugandan schools are closed, there is a strict curfew in place and only essential workers with permits are allowed to move.
In these challenging conditions, Nyaka continues to work to support students, grandmothers and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) survivors, whilst taking all possible precautions to protect our community and follow government directives.
Distributing soap and masks to grandmothers and Nyaka students
Providing health care via our community clinics
Providing medical care and support to survivors of SGBV
Providing counselling to students and others in need of support
Providing sanitary towels for girls and young women
Providing access to educational materials and library books.
Sharing health education messages about COVID-19 via radio programming and other platforms
Distributing emergency food supplies
From everyone at Nyaka in Uganda, we thank you for your continued support!
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