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 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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Apr 15, 2013

Your Mother Raised a World Changer!

Sarah
Sarah

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
Sarah's school results slip

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