Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

You are a warrior in the battle against poverty.

Your weapon?

614 pencils in the hands of 614 Nyaka students.


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.

Due to the devastation of HIV/AIDS, millions of orphans don’t have a mom or dad to support their dreams of getting an education.

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

You are stepping in and bringing hope to an entire community. Thank you! 

Thanks to you and your generous donations, poverty is facing the attack of the pencils.

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.

You are winning this battle and poverty is running scared.

But there are still millions of children that still need your help.

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.

Honor someone who fought for your future this Mother’s Day by purchasing pencils that change the world.

We salute you!

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!


Nyaka Students!
Nyaka Students!

You have made our students an exception.

Did you know that only 25% of children in Uganda finish primary school? 

Today, give $25 to keep our students in the classroom!  

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

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

Give NOW and help more children reach her fullest potential.

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

YOU have already made over 600 students a global exception. And every time you donate, YOU help shift the global statistics by showing that YOU believe in the world's youth. 

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

Donate today, and watch it make a greater impact!


Ali with an educator in Kenya
Ali with an educator in Kenya

In our field, we get to meet a lot of bright people. 

One of them is Alejandra L. Portillo Taylor, the Founder & Executive Director of The Spark Foundation. Alejandra's foundation supplies solar-powered lamps to educators in communities lacking electricity.  

The Spark Foundation was able to raise $2,500 which was used to purchase, ship, and deliver solar powered lanterns to our Nyaka and Kutamba primary schools! Awesome!

Ali is just one example of brilliant supporters and donors just like YOU, a valued and dynamic group of people pulled from all demographics! Though she is already the Founder & Executive Director of The Spark Foundation, Alejandra is currently enrolled at Kalamazoo College. She's got it all--brains, ambition and a big heart! 

"When Twesigye Jackson Kaguri came to Kalamazoo College and talked about his work in Uganda and his non-profit, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, I knew immediately that our organizations had the potential to collaborate in a meaningful and impactful way," she said. 

Alejandra and The Spark Foundation have helped to brighten up the future of our students by improving the lives of their teachers! 

And so have YOU! Every time YOU donate, YOU bring a shining smile to the faces of all our students, grannies and community members! 


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! 

Grannies check out their new solar powered lights
Grannies check out their new solar powered lights
Nyaka Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Nyaka Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Kutamba Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Kutamba Primary School Teachers with New K-Lights!
Nyaka Granny with her new solar powered light.
Nyaka Granny with her new solar powered light.


Can you feel it?

There is a lot of love heading your way from happy classrooms in the hills of rural Uganda.

Enjoy this very special Valentine *VIDEO* starring the Nyaka students and grannies!

This Valentine's Day, your love is educating 641 students and supporting 7,000 grannies.

Spread the love and share this 2-minute video Valentine with someone you love right away!

Every smiling student is a reminder of the safe learning environment that YOU provide for them.




YOUR love inspires thousands of grandmothers to lift their hands and dance in YOUR honor.

From the beautiful fields of organic produce at Desire Farm to the computer labs at the Blue Lupin Community Library, YOUR love is transforming an entire community.

YOU are so loved.

We wish you the happiest of all Valentine's Days!

With lots of L-O-V-E,

Tashmica Torok

Development Associate



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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
$272,347 raised of $300,000 goal
3,406 donations
$27,653 to go
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