: Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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Budget

By Global Women's Water Initiative Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

I also noticed you have a relatively large budget. Can you breakdown the $40k annual budget for water? Do you have more than one water system running or being built?

Thanks
Gemma

Budget

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Gemma:

Thank you for your question. The 40k actually isn't annual. That is a one time expense of $37,238 for the water scheme implementation at Kutamba Primary School that sits on top of a mountain and the ANNUAL $4,000 that is allotted for contingencies like repairs and paying an employee to maintain the scheme.

Thanks!

Future water projects

By Global Women's Water Initiative Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Sorry, last question, what are your plans for future water projects and what do you want to get out of being in PWX?

Future water projects

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Gemma:

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (as detailed in our profile) takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty. We are seeing remarkable results...our students are performing at the very highest levels year after year. This template that encompasses basic human rights and taking a whole child approach is completely replicable and scalable. It is our hope that through partnerships like PWX that we will get the success of our approach and students in front of the right partners, collaborators, and funders to bring our system to other communities in the region and beyond. We hope to help teach other nonprofits and NGOs how to improve their work and to learn how to improve ours from PWX partners as well.

Thanks!

Sanitation & Hygiene

By International Lifeline Fund Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Kelly,

Welcome to PWX!

In the profile of the project you mention pit latrines for the grannies, but I don't see any other language about providing sanitation and hygiene at the schools. Would you provide us with a little insight about how you're complementing the provision of clean water with sanitation & hygiene facilities or training?

Thanks,
Rachael

Sanitation & Hygiene

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Rachael:

Thank you so much for your welcome!

Both schools have clean pit-latrines and students receive training on basic sanitation and hygiene (such as the importance of washing hands after using the latrine). Further, the school nurses and teachers conduct visits to students’ homes during which they counsel all host family members on proper hygiene, reproductive health issues, sanitation in cooking, bathing, and eating areas, and nutrition.

Thank you,

Kelly

Organization, Team, and Model

By Blue Planet Network Posted on Mon 02 Apr 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi,

Could you provide some details of your team in Uganda? I could not find any on your website. How much time does the US team spend there? Does your staff hold in Uganda hold the same vision?

How has your communication evolved over the 10 years? How are projects actively managed? Mostly locally? Or with constant US supervision?

Thanks,
Rajesh

Organization, Team, and Model

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Mon 02 Apr 2012, about 10 years ago

Hello Rajesh:

Thank you for your questions. We have a team of 43 staff in the field in Uganda who run the org. Our Country Manager is Jennifer Nantale and she oversees everyone in Uganda. We have an office in Kampala where accounting and such is conducted. We have a Program Officer who liaises between the field and the Kampala Office. The staff in the field absoluately hold the same vision - they are the orgs programmatic arm. Our ED goes to Uganda 2x annually (minimum). We have board members in Uganda who are a part of our international Board of Directors.

We utilize Skype and have staff meetings with our Country Manager, but she is in charge of running the programs locally. The Board of Directors of course provides oversight to all aspects of the org.

Thanks!

By Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) Posted on Mon 02 Apr 2012, about 10 years ago

Please can you briefly tel us how marginalize people including older people,disabled people benefit from the project?
Thanks
Msigwa

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Mon 02 Apr 2012, about 10 years ago

Hello Msigwa - Please feel free to check out our website and click on 'grandmother' to better understand how our 6,200 grannies are a unique and crucial part of the work we do! www.nyakaschool.org. We serve 32k indirect beneficiaries thanks to our grandmother groups. As far as folks with disabilities, we do not necessarily seek out individuals as such, but we have helped a boy who was unable to walk with a surgery and a girl who suffered terrible burns all over her body as well. I hope this helps!

Welcome!

By Global Women's Water Initiative Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hello and welcome to PWX

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. Many of my questions have been asked above in Erin's comment page.

I would like to know if the users pay a tariff to access the water. If so, how much and does everyone access it? What is your income strategy and where does it go?

If no, is there a reason for not charging a tariff for the water?
How does the system stay maintained? Are part of the charitable donations used to pay the maintenance team?

Also, can you please clarify the amount of people that the system is serving? It says over 21,000 individuals are accessing clean water and at the bottom it says the system goes to the school. Is there only 1 tap stand for 21,000 people or are there numerous tapstands around the village. If there are numerous tapstands, how are those monitored?

Thanks again and good luck!
Gemma

Welcome!

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Gemma:

I am double checking about fees. I can't recall if we are paying a nominal fee or not.

As far as the 21k - yes there are numerous taps throughout the village - including another school and churches, not just at the school. There is a regular maintenance person we employ and a local committee that monitors the project.

Thanks!

Welcome!

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

*I can't recall if OTHERS are paying a nominal fee....

Welcome!

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Thu 22 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi Gemma: Indeed everyone using the tap pays a nominal monthly fee of ~ $.22USD. Kindly, Kelly

Review Questions from Drink Local. Drink Tap.

By Drink Local. Drink Tap. Posted on Sun 18 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

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Working is Uganda this year on our first water project in Central (Luweero District), I understand the complex troubles children face there-especially the orphans. I admire your holistic approach to creating opportunity for youth there. How do you choose the locations for your schools and your water projects?
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Do you design the water projects yourself or work with other NGOs to make it happen?
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Because your work consists of so many pieces, how do you approach funders?
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How do you choose what happens first at a school (water, books, etc.?)
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Do you work with local government people there to design and implement your work?
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Do you have employees there year round?
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Do you employ local Ugandans for everything?
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What kind of community involvement is there in deciding what is needed and how the project/water access/etc will be sustainably funded and managed for years to come?

Review Questions from Drink Local. Drink Tap.

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Dear Erin:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful questions.

The first primary school we built was in Nyakagyezi, the village where our Executive Director grew up. A few years later, after a boy named Hilary heard about a school for orphans, he walked the equivalent of 50 miles to ask NAOP to build a second school there so that he and other children like him could attend school. That is how we have chosen our first school locations. Our holistic approach is completely replicable.

As far as the design of the water projects I am uploading an engineers assessment of the pending water scheme that was built in Nyakagyezi. We worked with the local government and the community at-large to complete the project. The second location is considerably more remote and challenging. There is a local NGO that is interested in creating and supplying a part of the scheme at a reduced cost.

We have a full-time employee at Nyaka Primary School who repairs and performs maintenance on the water scheme in the Village as one aspect of their job. The same will be true at our second location. There is a local committee who oversaw the implementation of the project as well. We employ local Ugandans for everything. We have 4 staff in the US, our ED, Director of Development, Development Associate, and a bookkeeper. Apart from a hospital in the region we work, we are the largest employer there.

I'm not sure how you mean "how do we approach funders" but we have a diverse base of support from individual donors to family foundations. As far as prioritizing projects - we always start with the students and their basic needs for an education - school supplies, nutritious meals, medical care, water, and so on. This is in part why this project is so critical at this time. Kutamba Primary School (the second location in need of a new scheme) runs out of clean water after the rainy season.

As far as sustainability, the schemes are well-crafted and regularly maintained which means they are long lasting and require little additional capital.

Thanks!

Review Questions from Drink Local. Drink Tap.

By Drink Local. Drink Tap. Posted on Tue 27 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Thank you for your response! The funding question was asked because we are completing our first project in Uganda and we are trying to find funding angles that work. Your have been most helpful and I hope to talk more about our work in Uganda-maybe we can help one another succeed at some point in our work.

Have a wonderful day!

In the meantime, my email is erinh@appliedphenom.org
and our website is drinklocaldrinktap.org if you wish to connect further at anytime.

Erin Huber, Executive Director

Review Questions from Drink Local. Drink Tap.

By MWATF Posted on Thu 22 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

WE work with NGOs we approach funder through web sites we choose though having meetings with stake holders . we work with local government through water offices No we dont have employees in water field Yes because we dont have technical experts in water programme. The community that can involve is that can contribute things like land, man power etc,

Review Questions from Drink Local. Drink Tap.

By Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Posted on Thu 22 Mar 2012, over 10 years ago

Hi -

NAOP worked with the local community for permission to run the piping through their land, the local government as well as local NGOs for discounted supplies. We are currently fundraising for the project by partnering with Rotary Clubs throughout the US and in Uganda.

Thanks!