Project #8930

Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Nyaka Primary School students
Nyaka Primary School students

YOU are making a difference for YOUR children.

Children like Sarah.

Sarah is a primary 6 student at Kutamba. She studies hard in her classes so that one day she can be a librarian. 

Because of YOU Sarah and the other girls you support will have two nutritious meals today.

They will wear the uniforms and shoes YOU provided for them.

They will be healthy because YOU have provided vaccines and healthcare for them.

They will smile and jump and play football because YOU have given them a reason to be happy.


YOU can help Sarah and all of YOUR children even more!

For every gift you make today starting at 12:00pm (EDT), Microsoft YouthSpark will match your donation 100%!

  • Matching starts today at 12:00pm (EDT) and will end tomorrow at 11:59 am (EST)
  • There is $200,000 for matching but the funds will go quickly. Please give as soon as you can after 12:00pm (EDT).
  • Only donations between $10 and $1,000 will be matched.
Sarah and her drawing of herself as a librarian.
Sarah and her drawing of herself as a librarian.


Lakiel in her Kutamba Primary School uniform
Lakiel in her Kutamba Primary School uniform

YOUR gift makes a HUGE difference in the lives of YOUR children.

Because of YOU, 352 girls are in school this year.

That’s 352 future lawyers, doctors, pilots, presidents, and nurses like Lakiel.

Lakiel is a primary 4 student at Kutamba Primary School.

Because of YOU, she is a happy, 10-year-old who loves to play net ball and read books.

Without YOUR help, Lakiel’s mother would not be able to afford to send her and her five siblings to school.

Lakiel would be at home cooking, cleaning, fetching water from the well, and dreaming about one day being a nurse.

She would know that her dream could never come true.

YOU rescued her.

I hope you feel the love and gratitude that Lakiel has for you.


Tomorrow YOU can help more girls like Lakiel!

Thanks to Microsoft YouthSpark, your gift will be matched 100%!

This is a rare opportunity to see your gift go twice as far!

The rules:

  • Only donations between $10 and $1,000 will be matched per donor per project/microproject until matching funds run out.
  • The Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day will begin June 25, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM (EDT) (noon) and will end June 26, 2014 at 11:59:59 (EDT). There are $200,000 available in matching funds from Microsoft.
  • The project or microproject that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $2,500!
  • The project or microproject that has the most unique donors on Microsoft YouthSpark's Bonus Day will receive an additional $2,500.
Lakiel holding a picture of herself as a nurse.
Lakiel holding a picture of herself as a nurse.


Meet Hellen!
Meet Hellen!

Meet Hellen. She is 9 years old and has 5 siblings. She lives with her uncle in the village of Nyarutojo. YOU have given her so much more than education and health. YOU have given her a life, a world; YOU have given her hope! Hope for a better future where she can then give hope to others. She enjoys learning and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. 

Helen is a dedicated student in the primary 3 class of Nyaka School. Don’t be afraid to get to know her and her classmates! She loves to eat rice and enjoys cooking after school. Her favorite activity is to play netball. When she grows up she wants to be nurse so that she can help treat those who are ill.

Think of all YOU have done for Hellen with your continued support of Nyaka. YOU are so amazing!


Soon you'll have the opportunity to help even more children just like Emmanuel!

Join us June 25th for a Youth Spark match day that will give 100% matching to YOUR nyaka children.

  • Matching is applied at 100% for every donation from $10 up to $1,000 per donor per project/microproject until matching funds run out.
  • The project or microproject that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $2,500.
  • The project or microproject that has the most unique donors on Microsoft YouthSpark's Bonus Day will receive an additional $2,500.

We hope you will join us and help YOUR children get the food, clothing, and education they need to be happy and healthy!



Meet Daphine. 

She is one of the 349 girls YOU are educating this year. 

Daphine was only 3 years old when she lost her parents. She is fortunate to have a grandmother who is raising her and her siblings. She was six years old when she entered Nyaka school as a nursery student and this year she will be graduating from primary 7.

Because of YOU, she will be among the first students to attend the Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School next year. She won't have to go to a school far away from her family and her support system. She'll be able to stay at home and help her aging grandmother. She will be able to be a mentor to her younger siblings and encourage them to stay in school!

YOUR support means so much to Daphine. If it was not for YOUR support, girls like Daphine would be in a vulnerable position. Girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS are at greater risk of human trafficking, unplanned pregnancy, contracting HIV/AIDS, and early marriage.

YOU are helping Daphine defy the odds! 

She wants to grow up to be a bank manager. And she wants to help other children like her who lost their parents. 

Thanks to YOU, Daphine is getting the tools to do just what she wants.


YOU can help more girls like Daphine!

Give today starting at 9:00am EST (until 11:59pm EST or funds run out)

and your donation will be matched 30%! 

One of your Kutamba students playing
One of your Kutamba students playing


Nyaka Secondary School with new roof!
Nyaka Secondary School with new roof!

YOU are making sure all girls can get the education they deserve!

YOU have been providing free education to girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS through Nyaka's two primary schools and YOU have sponsored their education at secondary and vocational schools across the region.

The chance to get an education is priceless but many girls must sacrfice time with their loved ones to attend boarding schools miles away from home and their support network.

In just a few months, YOUR Secondary students will be able to attend the NEW Nyaka Secondary School that YOU are building! YOU are building it up so quickly! Look at the new roof on the main school building!

YOU have made this secondary school possible through YOUR support.

Thank YOU


Global Giving and Microsoft had a Bonus Day on April 16th

YOU raised $1,665 for your Nyaka students! 

Didn't get a chance to make a donation? No worries!

YOU have another chance to give next Wednesday (May 7th) at 9:00am (EST).

Your gift will be matched 30%!

One of the girls who has graduated because of YOU
One of the girls who has graduated because of YOU


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Organization Information

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$64,016 raised of $75,000 goal
1,432 donations
$10,984 to go
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