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Young Heroes Project

No orphan should ever have to walk alone…


A student-led event where participants walk one mile barefoot around their school track or football field to represent one of the upwards of 7 miles the students of Nyaka and Kutamba walk each and every day in order to attend school.

Barefoot Mile Intro Document

Barefoot Mile Press Release


Children Helping Children: The Real Heroes of Nyaka

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is accessible to people of all ages. It doesn't take a lot to make a huge difference. Children from around the globe are able to understand and empathize with the students of Nyaka and Kutamba.

Students in South Korea Host a Fundraiser

“My name is Elise and I attend Hope Middle School in Michigan. I first started learning about and helping The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in 6th grade. I had a leading role in our classroom’s presentation which raised awareness and over $600, in addition to the hundreds of dollars our classroom had also donated .” Elise has written several essays encouraging others to get involved. Her latest is themed, "This I believe..."


We welcome children and teens from around to globe to work independently or as part of a school project and take the Nyaka Young Heroes Challenge. To learn more please email info@nyakaschool.org.