Project #898

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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Help us to receive a $1,000 BONUS to support our students' education and spread the word about our unique mission by casting a vote.

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Your time and efforts mean the world to us. Thank you from the whole Nyaka team.

P.S. Have you checked out our 100 days of summer on Facebook? Learn something new each and every day about our students, grannies and programs by clicking here.


Kelly in Uganda
Kelly in Uganda

Dear Nyaka friends and family,

It’s such a joy to report to you fresh from Uganda! Last month, I spent time on the ground connecting with our grannies and students! Day after day, I was humbled by all the work YOU make possible.

While there, I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting Hilary, one of our pioneer secondary school students. He was one of the first students YOU helped support and was in the first graduating class in 2007. 

I knew that Hilary wanted to be a doctor from his many thank you letters he has written to donors in the United States.  At The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project we offer a child a free education from the moment they are enrolled as long as they continue to perform well in school.  We believe this creates buy-in.  

And it is working! Hilary is one example of over 650 students who are working so hard to pass their exams every day. 

YOU, dear donors, have made this all happen!

Without YOUR support, Hilary might have been working towards a very different dream. Instead, I learned that Hilary had just finished volunteering on his school break, working at the guest house, and is studying hard so that he can become a NEUROSURGEON.

YOUR generous support makes these kind of success stories happen each and every day at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools. 

And we thank YOU!

Consider giving a gift today and help us continue the work of empowering Nyaka’s youth! 

Kelly and Hilary
Kelly and Hilary


This past month YOU did something amazing.

This past month YOU created a beautiful new Library and Computer Lab at the Kutamba school!

The work was completed on the 18th of June.

This facility will help several hundreds of students in providing them with a better education.

This facility is also environmentally friendly and is equipped with solar panels.

The children are very excited about this new facility and thank YOU for your efforts in making their dreams a reality!

And YOU didn’t stop there!  This past month ground was broken on a new secondary school for the kids.

The proposed campus looks like this:

Donate today to help move this project further!

Allan during his computer training.
Allan during his computer training.

You are on the starting line.

The Race to 1k begins NOW!

It is BONUS Day and from now until midnight Global Giving will be matching $.50 of every dollar donated.

There is also a $1,000 prize given to the organization that has the most new donors.

Your favorite Nyaka & Kutamba students need you to help them win this virtual relay.

  • Start with a gift of $10.
  • Share your generosity on Facebook, Twitter or via email with 5 friends or family members.
  • Inspire them to give $10 too. 

Pass the baton in this relay and you could support the education of 4 primary students just like Allan.

Allan could have been easily overlooked.

He is a child with a severe neurological disorder living in rural Uganda without access to medical attention or social services.

Allan's ability to live a productive life was a long shot at best.

Until he met YOU.

You have funded Allan's education through primary school and helped fund an important surgery restoring some mobility in his arms and legs.

You also purchased a wheelchair for him so that he would no longer have to crawl on the ground to get around.

Today, because of your investments, international volunteers are teaching Allan computer skills.

Due to Allan's disability, his ability to attend secondary school with his peers is impossible. The closest facility that can meet his special needs is in Kampala - a ten hour drive away from his family, friends and village.

Thanks to you, we are able to keep Allan surrounded by the community that he loves while helping him reach his highest potential.

You are setting Allan up for success!

Thank YOU!

Today you have the opportunity to introduce 5 of your friends and family to the remarkable, life saving work you are doing for more than 600 children living in rural Uganda.

You have the opportunity to pass the baton and win the Race to 1k.


Allan works hard to learn new computer skills.
Allan works hard to learn new computer skills.


Nyaka student running and playing on campus.
Nyaka student running and playing on campus.

Grab your calendar and save the date!

June 12, 2013 is BONUS Day and Global Giving will match $.50 of every dollar donated between 9a.m. EST and midnight.

There is also a bonus prize of $1,000 for the organization that is given the most gifts from new donors.

We need YOU to join us in the Race to 1k.

Don't go tying on your running shoes. This is a virtual relay.

You can help from wherever you are!

  1. Give $10 on June 12, 2013 - Don't worry. We will remind you!

  2. Share your generosity with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

  3. Inspire them to give $10 too!

Because of YOU, hundreds of students made their way back to school for their second term of the school year.


Every morning, they rush through school gates into the arms of teachers that love and care for them.

You provide them with a yummy breakfast, lunch and two snacks that keep their minds engaged all day long. You have given them clean water to drink and to wash their hands with. Your love ensures that when they don't feel well, a school nurse will compassionately provide proper care and attention.

You are a beacon of light for more than 600 children living in poverty.

You are awesome. Thank you for investing in the potential of these wonderful children!

On June 12th, you will have the opportunity to do even more - with less!

You cannot do this alone. In order to win the Race to 1k, your students need you to inspire your loved ones to help you transform lives with a $10 gift. 

Together we can win $1000 and fund the education of 4 primary students.

You can pass the baton of generosity and with your loved ones, fight poverty with an education.

Give. Share. Inspire.


On your mark!



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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
$260,990 raised of $300,000 goal
3,242 donations
$39,010 to go
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