The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Jul 30, 2014

Ronald is so Grateful for YOU!

Ronald wants to be a teacher!
Ronald wants to be a teacher!

Imagine that you are a child—almost too young to keep memories—and one day your father, who has been sick your entire life, is gone. You never knew your mother but you know the same illness also took her away.

At the funeral, as you hold your younger sister’s hand, you hear the whispers. Slim. You don’t know what the word means but even your young ears can tell that it means something very bad.

What you know for certain is that now you and your sister are completely alone.

This is the memory that Ronald has of his early life after his parents passed away from HIV/ADS. His story begins very similar to the story of many children in Uganda. Luckily for Ronald and his little sister, Gloria, two amazing things happened to them.

The first was that their grandmother learned about her son’s death. They lived far away from but, as soon as she heard that her grandchildren needed her, she made the long journey to rescue them and bring them back to her home.

The second occurred shortly after. Although their grandmother loved them deeply and cared for them as well as she could, she could not afford to send them to school. Then The Nyaka Primary School opened in their village of Nyakagyezi. Ronald and Gloria were among the first students to attend.

They were given free education, uniforms (with shoes!), healthcare, and nutritious meals!

Because of YOU, Ronald and Gloria are now both in secondary school. In just a couple years, they will both be attending university and they will be able to repay their grandmother for the hard work and sacrifices she made while raising them. Ronald wants to be a teacher and his sister, Gloria, wants to be a lawyer. Thanks to YOU, they have the opportunity!

There are so many children whose stories YOU are changing every day. Precious little lives that would otherwise be trapped in a lifetime of poverty, unable to share their gifts and talents with the world.

Thank YOU for giving them this chance!

YOUR children are celebrating today because YOUR support during the last Global Giving Match Day raised $977! That’s Amazing! That will send 4 primary school children to school for a year!

 

August Challenge!

If you didn’t give to Nyaka during the last two Bonus Days (or if you want to see more lives changed), YOU have the opportunity to make your gift go further this August! If you make a new, recurring gift to Nyaka at some time during the entire month of August, YOU could help YOUR children win $1,000 from Global Giving!

If we raise $2,000 in recurring donation funds for August, Global Giving will award us $1,000!  

There are just a couple rules to remember:

  • It must be a NEW recurring gift. (That means that you haven’t made a recurring gift to this project before.)  
  • You must keep your recurring donation for at least three months so your donation will count.
  • It must be between $20 and $200
  • It start on August 1st at 9:00am (EDT) and lasts until August 31st at 11:59pm (EDT).

If we don’t make our goal of $2,000 in recurring gifts, we will miss out on the $1,000 prize! Please give starting at 9:00am (EST) on August 1st!

Ronald
Ronald's sister, Gloria, wants to be a lawyer!

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Jul 16, 2014

Extra! Extra! 50% Match Helps Little Boy Achieve!

Evaristo with a drawing of himself as a journalist
Evaristo with a drawing of himself as a journalist

We just got the news!

YOU are helping Evaristo reach his dream of becoming a Journalist! 

It must be all the books and newspapers YOU are providing or maybe it's all the confidence he has from the education YOU have given him!

Whatever it is, Evaristo can dream big because YOU are giving him the opportunity!

Evaristo and his four siblings had no one to care for them until one of the grandmothers in their village, Natasy, took them in. They weren't her family by blood but love is more important than blood. With YOUR help, Natasy is able to care for all five children and provide them with the support they need to reach their dreams.

THANK YOU for being family to YOUR children in Uganda!

Today, we need YOU to help us reach more children like Evaristo!

Global Giving will match your gift 50%!

It starts TODAY at 9:00am (EDT) and will last until 11:59pm (EDT) tonight (Or until matching funds run out!)

Please give early! Funds will go fast! 

There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.

AND a $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.

Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000

This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further! 

Nyaka Primary School students in school
Nyaka Primary School students in school

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Jul 16, 2014

Give Today at 9:00am EST! 50% Matching!

Isabela
Isabela

Isabela is in her first year of secondary school working towards her dream to be a doctor.

She and her two siblings live with their grandmother.

She loves reading books and playing netball with her friends.

Isabela may seem like a normal girl but in reality she is a HERO defying the odds.

Isabela doesn't want to be a statistic.

Just by stepping a foot into her secondary school, Isabela and her female classmates will marry 4 years later and have 2 fewer children. When she chooses to have children, they will be more likely to attend school as well!

With YOUR help, she is going to graduate secondary school and go on to university to become a doctor.

Isabela isn't a statistic. She's a smart, capable girl proving that girls can achieve.

YOU are helping your girls defy the odds and overcome poverty! 

YOU are making a difference in their lives and the lives of their children!

THANK YOU!

We need your help to ensure more girls like Isabela can reach their dreams!

Please join us TODAY  for a special Bonus Day!

Global Giving will match your gift 50%!

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and will last until 11:59pm (EDT) tonight!

Please give early! Funds will go fast! 

 

There will be a $1,000 bonus award for the project that raises the most funds and a $500 bonus award for the project that comes in second place.

AND $1,000 bonus award for most individual donors and a $500 award for the project that comes in second place.

Matching only applies between $10 and $1,000

This is a great opportunity to see YOUR gift to your children go further! 

Girls in their Nyaka Primary School uniforms
Girls in their Nyaka Primary School uniforms

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