Project #8930

Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
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



I am so amazed by YOU!

YOU take the time to invest in girls like Rabecca!

She may look like a normal, happy, girl but her life has been transformed by YOU!

Like all of her classmates, Rabecca has lost loved ones to HIV/AIDS. She had no hope of going to school and no chance to dream.

Because of YOU, Rabecca is a bright, young primary 3 student with a wonderful talent for drawing! and she is so grateful for the gift YOU have given her! 

We hope you will join us today to make sure every little girl like Rabecca can go to school!

Today at 12:00pm Microsoft will match your donations!

50% for all one-time donations and

100% for all recurring donations!

Make your gift after 12:00pm but be sure to be quick! Matching funds go very fast!

Thank you from Rabecca and all of the little girls YOU are saving!

Rabecca's Drawing



YOU are making a HUGE IMPACT for girls like Diphone!

Diphone is a normal 13-year-old girl beginning her last year of primary school. She is studying hard because one day she is going to be a nurse.

When she isn't learning in school or helping at home to care for her four siblings, she loves to go swimming and play with her friends.

Without YOU, this would not be Diphone's life.

Like so many other girls, she would be vulnerable to early marriage. She would have a much higher risk of sexual assault and exploitation. She would be much more likely to contract HIV/AIDS or have an unplanned pregnancy.

YOU have given Diphone and 300 girls like her a very precious gift.

Because of YOU, Diphone will be able to marry when she is ready. She will have children when she is ready. And she will be able to pursue her dreams!

Wednesday you have the chance to help more girls like Diphone!

Global Giving will be offering matches for donations over $10!

50% for one-time donations and

100% for recurring donations! 

we hope you will join us Wednesday at 12:00pm to make your gift!

Kutamba Students Jumping Rope
Kutamba Students Jumping Rope



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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
$70,662 raised of $75,000 goal
1,602 donations
$4,338 to go
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