Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

May 13, 2013

Attack of the Pencils

Annita in class at Nyaka Primary School
Annita in class at Nyaka Primary School

You are a warrior in the battle against poverty.

Your weapon?

614 pencils in the hands of 614 little girls at Nyaka & Kutamba Primary School.


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.

And if a child is female, she has even less opportunities available to her simply because she is a girl

You are stepping in and empowering a community of girls.

You are equipping them with pencils that they will raise to fight poverty. Thank you!

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. Each girl is healthy because you also provide them with support when they transition from small girls to young women.

You are winning this battle and poverty is running scared.

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

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.

Act fast - time is running out!

This Mother's Day, honor someone who fought for your future by purchasing pencils that change the world.

You have the power continue to lead the attack of the pencils for girls in rural Uganda.

We salute you!


Apr 15, 2013

Your Mother Raised a World Changer!


Your mother would be SO proud.

You are changing the world for a young girl named Sarah Rukundo.

In a letter to Nyaka, Sarah told us her story and the difficult circumstances she’s found herself in. At the age of ten, she lost her mother to AIDS. It wasn’t long after that she lost her father as well.

I became fatherless and motherless. I sat at home for a year without going to school, Sarah wrote.

Since then, different extended family members have taken her in and tried to help her through as much schooling as they could afford. She is now living with her aging grandparents who love her very much but cannot afford to financially support her dreams of obtaining an education.

This is where YOU stepped in.

Through your love and care, the NAOP was able to extend a scholarship to Sarah. She is now enrolled in Bishop Combon College completing her Secondary 5 education.

Sarah is not alone.

Through your compassionate support, the NAOP has extended scholarships to 83 young girls.

These 83 young girls are now less likely to marry or become pregnant while they are teens. Each girl is less likely to contract HIV/AIDS too. You are saving their lives and that is NOT an exaggeration.

Today, you can match Sarah’s passion for education with enough funding to keep girls - just like her - in school!

This Mother's Day, honor your mother or a special woman in your life with a gift that will help many other young girls continue their education.

YOU have done so much for these girls, and for the next few weeks, your efforts could go even further!

In the Mother’s Day Tribute Card Campaign, GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every donation made as a gift (using a GlobalGiving tribute card) from April 15 until May 13. And to sweeten the deal, we’re offering two $1,000 bonus awards: one for the most money raised and another for the most donors in this campaign.

Sarah's school results slip


Mar 12, 2013

Nyaka Girls - Exception to the Rule


You have made Fortunate an exception.

Around the world today, 66 million girls are out of school. 

Today, give $25 to save a little girl like Fortunate from a life of poverty.  

It’s BONUS DAY and every gift you generously give will be matched by 30%!

Thanks to YOU, Fortunate is in school and receiving a quality education. And the impact of that is limitless! 

Give NOW and help another little girl reach her fullest potential.

Did you know that girls with eights years of education are four times less likely to be married as children? Or that a girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult?

Thank YOU for supporting a brighter future for girls in rural Uganda!

And YES, the education YOU help support keeps young girls like Fortunate out of an early marriage, and more likely to live a long, healthy and productive life.

YOU have already made 256 little girls (your little girls!) a global exception. And every time you donate, YOU help shift the global statistics by showing that YOU believe in young women.

On this Global Giving Matching Day, give a gift of $25 and YOU will provide two little girls like Fortunate with a school uniform.

Donate today, and watch it make a greater impact!  


Mar 4, 2013

Educating Our Girls

At Nyaka schools, we’re making our girls a priority.

Most recently, we had the honor of hosting Lorrie Lynn King, the Founder and Director of 50 cents. Period. Her work focuses on making sure young girls around the world have the supplies, facilities and education relating to menstruation.

In Uganda, where access to sanitary napkins and reproductive health education are scarce or lacking altogether, young women are often left at a major disadvantage. Recent statistics state that 25% of adolescent girls become pregnant before the age of 19. That’s one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The implications of this can be devastating. Pregnant teens are often unable to complete secondary school, which diminishes their chances for future employment, and they’re also at a higher risk of maternal death.

Lorrie spent some time with us on the ground, interviewing our students and their grandmothers. With her wonderful work, we have been further able to develop our reproductive health curriculum. Our girls will be better equipped and empowered in this world with the knowledge they’ll gain of how to take care of and protect their bodies.

After visiting Nyaka, Lorrie left us with these words: “Nyaka School changes lives and empowers entire families and communities…it is truly a blessed, magical place.”

We are so thankful for Lorrie’s dedication to this cause and the lasting impact she’ll have on the women and girls in our community!

And we are so thankful for YOU, because every time YOU donate to our girl students, YOU’ve ensured a brighter future for them.

From all of us over at Nyaka, we say THANK YOU again and again!

P.S. Mark your calendars! Global Giving will have their first matching day of the year on March 13th! Give a gift on that day and will match your donation up to 30%! That's good news for everyone! 


Jan 24, 2013

Dance With Us! Walk With Us!

Happy New Year, Nyaka friends and family!

We hope you’re settling into 2013 with lots of joy and love. And we wanted to take a minute to thank YOU once again for all you did in 2012!

Last year was truly an amazing year of growth and development for the Nyaka students, grannies and community members. And it’s been a great pleasure to watch the lives of so many people move in a positive direction…all in thanks to YOU!

All of our success and triumphs we owe to YOU, our dedicated and loyal supporters.

You generously gave $84,026.55 to the children and grannies of Nyaka this holiday season.

You went above and beyond our goal of $55,000 by $31,725.35! WOW!!

YOU did it!

That's right, we've got a lot to celebrate in 2013, so let's get dancing!  Check out this short video created by our friends, Brenda and Toby--it's sure to get you moving! Click here to watch it now!

Every time YOU generously give, YOU enhance the life of girls in the Nyaka community, much like those seen in the video above.

THANK YOU for making 2012 wonderful for them all!

Now that the New Year’s celebrations have abated, we’d like to invite you to take a moment to walk with us and our  girls throughout 2013.  We value YOUR support and would like to share this journey with YOU.

Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for our most recent updates! 

Or consider making a donation to Nyaka and help change the life of a little girl today!



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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda