Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Students reading together
Students reading together

YOUR students are in school today because of YOU! Thanks to YOU, they have clean water, healthcare, shoes on their feet, food in their bellies, and worlds of opportunity opened to them!

Someday they might be teachers, doctors, engineers, artists, writers, or scientists. One of their ideas could lead to a breakthrough in research, change the way we see the world, or make it a little bit brighter.

Before YOU came along, their ideas and potential would have been muffled by poverty. They wouldn't have the chance to share their gifts with the world. 

Thank YOU for giving them the opportunity!


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 children and grandmothers in Uganda. 

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

YOU made it possible! THANK YOU!
YOU made it possible! THANK YOU!


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!



Meet Ronald! He is a 6-year-old nursery student at Kutamba Primary School. He loves to dance, and you can tell by his adorable smile that he loves to laugh.

Because of YOU, Ronald has everything he needs to succeed. He has free education, books, healthcare, clean water, a school uniform (with shoes!), and now he has one more thing...

He has a secondary school to go to near his home! The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School just celebrated its official opening on July 17th, 2015.

Thanks to help from wonderful supporters like YOU, the school will be fully built and at full capacity years before Ronald will walk through those halls!

We've shared some photos of this wonderful event below. YOU can see more great photos on our Facebook page!

Thank YOU for making a difference for Ronald and all of YOUR students in Uganda. 

Primary students dancing at the celebration
Primary students dancing at the celebration
Teaching staff giving a presentation.
Teaching staff giving a presentation.
Students presented poems
Students presented poems
teachers, students, and supporters dancing!
teachers, students, and supporters dancing!


YOUR support is vital to YOUR students success!

Last week we talked about all of the wonderful things YOU provide to YOUR students in Uganda: two hot meals a day, school uniforms and new shoes, medicine, and all of their school supplies. 

But what do these things really do for YOUR students?

Thanks to YOUR support, YOUR students are staying in school longer. YOUR girls are delaying marriage and children until they're ready. And YOUR students are excelling academically above their peers across Uganda. 

Last December, YOUR primary seven students took their PLE exams. These are national exams that determine which students will be allowed to go on to secondary or vocational school. The test is challenging and many students in Uganda fail. In fact, 12% of students in all of Uganda didn't pass the exams at all. 

The story was very different for YOUR students at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary School.

100% of YOUR primary seven students passed their exams last year and 86% earned a B or higher!

YOUR love and compassion made that possible! 

Thank YOU!


Help YOUR students reach their dreams!

Starting Right Now

(July 15th at 9:01am Eastern)

YOUR gift to any Nyaka project will be matched 50%!
(Only one gift of up to $1,000 can be matched per project)

We hope you will join us!


Did you watch this adorable video featuring YOUR students?

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!


YOU are inspiring students to dream!

YOU have done so much to help YOUR students in Uganda.

Right now 697 HIV/AIDS Orphans are in school because of YOU.

They have everything they need to succeed: two hot meals a day, school uniforms and new shoes, medicine, and all of their school supplies. 

This year has brought some pretty big firsts! Nyaka's third school, the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, was opened in February thanks to YOUR support and YOUR pioneer students are headed off to University in the fall. 

YOUR achievements this year will only grow. We expect YOUR students to continue to excel and reach their dreams. But the power of YOUR impact in Uganda is stronger than you realize. 

Every time a student goes to University, all of the younger students see what is possible. Opening the door for just one student, gives every student the hope that THEY could one day achieve their dream too. Suddenly becoming a doctor or a lawyer doesn't seem so unattainable.

In the years to come, we cannot wait to see what more of YOUR students will do. What dreams they will chase and the amazing ways they will breathe life back into their community. 

When you read those stories only a few years from now YOU will know that

YOU made all of this possible

because YOU chose to invest in their dreams. 

Thank YOU!


YOU can help YOUR students reach their dreams!

July 15th (Next Wednesday)

starting at 9:01am (EST)

A gift to ANY Nyaka project will be matched 50%!

(Only gifts of up to $1,000 can be matched)

We hope you will join us!


Want to see an adorable video featuring YOUR students?

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!



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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$261,583 raised of $300,000 goal
3,252 donations
$38,417 to go
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