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.
May 9, 2013

Attack of the Pencils!

You are a warrior in the battle against poverty.

Your weapon?

614 pencils in the hands of 614 Nyaka students.

Why? 

Because you know the only way to successfully combat poverty is with an education. 

You are one smart cookie.

Unfortunately, getting an education in Uganda is not free. If a child cannot afford a uniform, tuition or school supplies, classroom doors are often slammed in their face.

Due to the devastation of HIV/AIDS, millions of orphans don’t have a mom or dad to support their dreams of getting an education.

It costs $.02 to purchase a pencil in Uganda and yet this small expense prevents children from going to school every day.

You are stepping in and bringing hope to an entire community. Thank you! 

Thanks to you and your generous donations, poverty is facing the attack of the pencils.

614 students of Nyaka & Kutamba Primary School are sitting for their first term exams and each child has a pencil in their hand because of YOU. 

Each child is healthy because you provide them all with access to clean water and plates heavy with nutritious food daily.

You are winning this battle and poverty is running scared.

But there are still millions of children that still need your help.

Are you going to let poverty stand in your way?

We didn’t think so.

GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every tribute card purchased by May 12, while funds last.

Honor someone who fought for your future this Mother’s Day by purchasing pencils that change the world.

We salute you!

May 1, 2013

Will You Be Their Shelter?

Last night, while you enjoyed a good night’s sleep nestled in the comforts of your bedroom, a Nyaka grandmother slept huddled on her dirt floor. The thatched roof of her home is so degraded that when it rains, water pours in on her and her grandchildren.

Night after night, thousands of grandmothers in Uganda gather their grandchildren to the center of the room where they all huddle on the floor to protect one priceless possession their grandchild’s school uniform.

Despite the rain and impossible circumstances, their grandchildren will attend school in the morning in clean uniforms because of their grannies.

When YOU first heard about this situation, YOU helped raise the funds so we could build new homes for our grannies together. At the end of 2012, we were able to help move our grannies into 12 model homes complete with a kitchen and pit latrine!

And at the beginning of this year, we got started on an additional 13 homes! Construction is still underway and we are so thankful for YOUR support!

YOU have made the dream of these homes a reality.

You can do more

Please give a Mother’s Day gift in honor of a woman who has sheltered you and kept you safe when you needed it most.

Starting now, GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every donation made as a gift (using a GlobalGiving tribute card) through May 13. And to sweeten the deal, they’re offering two $1,000 bonus awards: one for the most money raised and another for the most donors in this campaign.

This Mother's Day, let's make sure the grannies you love can rest peacefully in a home built to shelter their children from the rain.

Thank you!

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Apr 15, 2013

Service that Brings a Smile

Your student's smiles just got a little brighter.

This spring, International Volunteer John Brewster, a dentist from Lansing, Michigan, traveled to the far southwest corner of Uganda to provide much needed dental treatment at the Mummy Drayton Medical Clinic and Nyaka schools.

*Read to the bottom for a unique way to honor a woman you love on Mother's Day!*

“Even though I'm retired, I have a skill that is valuable, needed and unavailable to many millions worldwide,” said Brewster. “That skill shouldn't be wasted. I feel it is very inspirational and rewarding to help the disadvantaged. Additionally, it is an amazing adventure to experience and live among a different culture.”

The rural community you support only has one doctor for 250,000 people. Dental services are not accessible and therefore many people live with chronic pain and unresolved dental issues for years. 

While he was there, Brewster also had the opportunity to meet Trassy Akampa and Denis Twinamasiko, two students that he sponsors! What a wonderful opportunity for them all!

Want to bring a smile to the face of a special woman in your life?

Starting now, GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every donation made as a gift (using a GlobalGiving tribute card) through May 13. And to sweeten the deal, they’re offering two $1,000 bonus awards: one for the most money raised and another for the most donors in this campaign.

Be sure to share this amazing campaign with your friends and family!

You can help The NAOP provide basic health care to 641 students and their elderly grandmothers with a special gift today.

We feel truly honored to have such an awe-inspiring community of people like YOU who constantly want to step in and assist the students and families in Uganda.

Thank YOU!

YOU are the reason we all keep smiling!

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