The NyaEden Foundation aims to empower women and children through education, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and self-sufficiency.
NyaEden Foundation vision is to see a healthier community and provide resources to promote self-sufficiency to women and children throughout Africa.
Nya: a derivative of the noun "Nyal", which means girl in the Nuer language. Traditionally the Nuer people of South Sudan and Western Ethiopia use the word Nya to reference a female or feminine name. Eden is referred to as peaceful place or garden. The symbolic Eden depicts a place of refuge and resources for women and children. The Founders Nyamal (Mal) and Kuoth both grew up in war-torn Sudan (now South Sudan) and Ethiopia, prior to resettling in the U.S. NyaEden was the perfect name for an organization that aims to empower women and children that have gone through the plight of war, offering a sense of Safety, Empowerment, Independence, Dignity, Greater Self Esteem, and Self Respect.
Both Nyamal and Kuoths’ lived experience has enabled them to help their communities thrive. Nyamal’s background is in peacebuilding and conflict resolution: Kuoth is an actress and activist who advocates for refugees. The combination of their knowledge has allowed them to reach audiences and effectively advocate for refugees and migrants.
We have domestic and international programs. Our international program will begin in Gambella, Ethiopia. There is an urgent need in Gambella due to the dire influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing war. We feel there is the most urgent need and dire conditions due to the current atrocities taking place. Our goal is to expand our projects to other areas in Africa.
We offer empowerment and vocational workshops
Self-esteem and leadership skills.
Aspirations and achievement plans.
Peacebuilding and conflict resolution training.
We provide a safe environment for women and children who have suffered the damaging effects of war and violence. Our goal is to provide them with the reassurance and hope of a new tomorrow by boosting confidence and self-esteem through empowerment and education.