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.
Oct 6, 2015

A Victory For Grandmothers Everywhere! Thank YOU!

One of YOUR Grandmothers!
One of YOUR Grandmothers!

YOUR grandmothers are starting businesses, sleeping in safe homes, feeding their grandchildren healthy meals, and showing their communities what empowered grandmothers can do! That is all because of YOU!

YOUR grandmothers are meeting in the Granny Groups YOU support and determining for themselves how they can best help each other. Grandmothers are sharing skills and information with each other. They are building each other up and offering emotional support. 

YOUR grandmothers are strong, capable women. They just need an opportunity. Thank YOU for giving it to them!

 

We also wanted to say a special Thank you!

This September, we told you that our Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, was nominated for the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award. Thanks to YOUR votes and shares, Jackson won!  He was officially named the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen in front of a crowd of 60,000 people at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City!

Now more people than ever have heard about Nyaka and it's all because of YOU!

This is a big step forward to help more of YOUR children and grandmothers in Uganda. 

Thank you so much for YOUR support! Everything is possible when we work together!

YOU Made it Happen! THANK YOU!
YOU Made it Happen! THANK YOU!
Sep 10, 2015

BIG NEWS! Shirah, University, & Jackson nominated!

Shirah in Vancouver!
Shirah in Vancouver!

There's so much great news to share!

14 of YOUR students are off to University this month!

Shirah has already landed in Vancouver and is ready to start classes at Vancouver Island University. She has a great support system of university staff and a host family who will help her be successful. 

Shirah's not the only one facing a big change. Most of YOUR students are attending university in Kampala, which is Uganda's biggest city. It's very different from the rolling hills and small villages in southwest Uganda. Most of YOUR brand new university students have only been to Kampala once or twice in their lives. But don’t worry! The excellent education and support YOU have provided all of YOUR students has prepared them to face new challenges. They will rely on the life skills and education YOU have provided them while they learn to navigate their new world in the big city. And, thanks to YOU, Nyaka will be able to give them guidance and support as they grow and learn in University.

If a major milestone wasn't enough, we have more amazing news to share! 

Nyaka's Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, has been nominated for the

Waislitz Global Citizen Award!

This award not only validates the wonderful work YOU make possible, it could also win Nyaka a prize of $100,000 to empower and educate YOUR students and their grandmothers in Uganda!

To win the award and the $100,000 prize for YOUR children, Jackson has to get the most votes!

Will you help by voting for Jackson today?

Here is the link to vote!

Jackson with some of YOUR students!
Jackson with some of YOUR students!

Links:

Sep 10, 2015

YOUR girls are in University and More Great News!

Shirah at the airport in Canada!
Shirah at the airport in Canada!

There's so much great news to share!

YOUR girls are showing the world what they can do because YOU are empowering them!

In a country where girls are less likely to go to secondary school, the are much less likely to go to University. This year SEVEN of YOUR 14 students going to university this fall are GIRLS.

They are not only showing they are equally as smart and talented as their male peers, YOUR girls are winning scholarships! One of YOUR girls, Bonietor, earned high enough scores on her exams that the Ugandan government is sponsoring her university education! YOUR student, Shirah, earned a full ride to Vancouver Island University. She has already landed in Vancouver and is ready to start classes at Vancouver Island University.

Shirah, Bonietor, and all of YOUR girls are entering a challenging new world in university. But don’t worry! The excellent education and support YOU have provided all of YOUR students has prepared them to face new challenges. They will rely on the life skills and education YOU have provided them. Thanks to YOU, Nyaka will be able to give them guidance and support as they grow and learn in University.

If a major milestone wasn't enough, we have more amazing news to share! 

Nyaka's Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, has been nominated for the Waislitz Global Citizen Award!

This award not only validates the wonderful work YOU make possible, it could also win Nyaka a prize of $100,000 to empower and educate YOUR students and their grandmothers in Uganda!

To win the award and the $100,000 prize for YOUR children, Jackson has to get the most votes!

Will you help by voting for Jackson today?

Here is the link to vote!

Jackson with some of YOUR Nyaka students!
Jackson with some of YOUR Nyaka students!

Links:

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