Nyaka works with communities to nurture and protect vulnerable children so they can learn, grow, and thrive. As part of this mission, we provide free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Students receive a high-quality education, nutritious meals, uniforms, books, medical care, and school supplies. There are currently 780 students being educated by Nyaka from nursery through university. In addition to operating two primary schools and a secondary vocational school, Nyaka operates two public libraries, a farm, two medical clinics, and gravity-fed clean water systems for the community. Support is also highly focused on the 10,000 grandmothers who care for an estimated 60,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in Southwest Uganda. In 2018, Nyaka merged with EDJA Foundation, which provides support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the community. Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) currently educates 185 students. This includes 157 students in grades Senior 1 through Senior 4 and 28 students in vocational programs. NVSS is a boarding school located in Kambuga Town Council, Kanungu District-Uganda. NVSS is responsible for providing water to more than 200 students, staff, and teachers year-round. This includes cooking, cleaning, drinking, sanitation, and hygiene. The school receives water through a variety of sources, many of which are unreliable or not easily accessible.
Already beneficiaries of 40,000 liters of rainwater harvesting, but in dire need of latrines. At Ssango, there is a small population of special needs children as well who need safer access to a toilet. By building two latrine blocks (10-stances) with handicapped accessibility and handwashing facilities, hygiene, sanitation and health will be changed forever.