We have just learned that one of our first friends in Rwanda, Minister Aloisea Inyumba, recently passed away. We met Aloisea on our first trip to Rwanda in 2010. We were introduced by a friend in Boston, and our visit was to determine if TNP could expand our training programs to grandmothers there. Aloisea, at [...]
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December 7th, 2012 · No Comments
December 6th, 2012 · No Comments
Check out the most recent photos of our Rwandan grandmothers as they learn to cultivate peppers to sell at the market in order to provide for their families. The album can be found here.
December 5th, 2012 · No Comments
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October 15th, 2012 · No Comments
By Julius Okatch, Kenya Project Director, Nyanya Project I, like almost all Africans, was born and brought up in an environment in which the grandmothers and elderly are only taken care of by their nuclear family members. I have witnessed first hand the hardship that these elderly women go through in Africa. Older people play [...]
September 20th, 2012 · No Comments
How The Nyanya Project Is Making a Difference For Some of the Forgotten By Kassim Mbarushimana I am Kassim Mbarushimana, The Nyanya Project representative and project manager in Rwanda. The Nyanya Project is an NGO dedicated to caring for African grandmothers and their AIDS orphaned grandchildren. This initiative is one that I personally find amazing [...]
August 31st, 2012 · No Comments
By Gale St. John Six years ago, I met Mary Martin Niepold for the first time. We found we had a lot in common and made a dinner date to get acquainted. That dinner was life changing for me. During the course of it, Mary Martin told me about her desire to help African grandmothers raising AIDs orphans. She [...]
August 1st, 2012 · No Comments
She was selling tickets at the local arts cinema theatre in Winston-Salem, N.C. And she was smiling. TNP’s founder noticed her bright energy, and a conversation began. Carleigh mentioned that she was an artist, but hoped to get into some kind of international business study. On top of that, she had just graduated from Wake Forest University [...]
June 13th, 2012 · No Comments
By Mary Martin Niepold When Kassim Mbarushimana recently joined TNP as our Project Manager for Rwanda, he came with a big heart and a special love for grandmothers and their care. “My own grandmother struggled to help raise her grandchildren,” Kassim said. “I loved her very much.” Kassim is a good friend of Simon Mvunabandi [...]
June 1st, 2012 · No Comments
By Carleigh Morgan With an estimated 2 million residents, Kibera is Africa’s largest and most challenging slum. Kibera is also home to TNP’s Nyanya Preschool, which is staffed by two accredited teachers and funded by school fees – as well as the tireless work of TNP’s grandmothers. Until recently, the preschool was able to keep [...]
March 7th, 2012 · No Comments
Mary Martin Niepold, a grandmother herself, started the Nyanya Project after visiting Africa as a volunteer in 2007. Niepold was compelled to do something –- anything -– to help the people she met, visited and worked with. Read more on ONE.org.