We believe that transparency and open communication are the cornerstones of a successful and impactful charitable organization. This report page aims to provide a comprehensive overview of our organization’s practices, highlighting our commitment to accountability.
Our programs are holistic in approach yet targeted in our mission of working with communities to nurture and protect children so they can learn, grow, and thrive.
Nyaka runs three schools including Nyaka Primary School, Kutamba Primary School and
Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS). Annually, Nyaka educates more than 700 students from primary to University, providing tuition and all the scholastic materials required for their studies. Nyaka prioritizes girls because they are less likely to be sent to school and because studies have shown that educating girls has the most significant impact on poverty within the community.
Nyaka works with more than 20,000 grandmothers through 254 self-organized support groups, as part of Nyaka’s holistic human rights-based approach to combating poverty. This model enables Nyaka to support an additional 80,000 orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children who live with grandmother caregivers. Typically, grandmothers rely on subsistence farming and earn less than $1 USD a day while caring for 5 or 6 children.
Health + Nutrition
All Nyaka school students and guardians receive free medical care. Nyaka plays a big role in community health education, holding clinics and sessions designed to teach essentials like hygiene, nutrition, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Additionally, Nyaka provides clean water through two gravity-fed water pumps to its schools and the surrounding community. To keep children healthy, Nyaka also provides two hot meals to all students in primary school and three hot meals to students in secondary school.
Sexual + Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
The SGBV Program currently has four Healing Centers in Kanungu, southwestern Uganda, which provide survivors of sexual and gender-based violence access to psychosocial support, medical care and legal support. To date, Nyaka’s SGBV Program has supported over 600 girls, boys and women who have been sexually assaulted. The team coordinates with the police, judiciary and local leaders to prosecute perpetrators.