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Vote For Cameron, Our Young Hero!

Nyaka Young Hero, Cameron Northern, is a finalist for the Carter Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy (Individual). This award is presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Cameron is an amazing girl who has raised more than $18,000 for your grandmothers and students. Last year she raised more than $13,000 and sponsored most of your nursery students at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools. Watch the video and then follow the link below to vote. (You can vote once a day until May 13th!)

Click here to vote for Cameron!

2016 Youth Individual - Cameron Northern from AFP IHQ on Vimeo.


mission

We are working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.


Twesigye Jackson Kaguri named the winner of the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri recieves Waitslitz award Twesigye Jackson Kaguri at Waitslitz award ceremonyIn September 2015, we were informed that our Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, was selected as one of four finalists for the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award.

The four finalists were challenged to compete to win the award by popular vote. Our Nyaka family responded with such excitement and energy! You shared on social media, with your friends, in your schools, places of worship, and everywhere else you could. We were so touched by your messages of encouragement, prayers, and well wishes. All of your hard work payed off!

Jackson was officially named the winner of the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award on Thursday, September 24th at the Guggenheim Partners in New York City.

Jackson will address more than 60,000 event attendees, world leaders, and change makers at the Global Citizen Festival on September 26th, 2015 held in Central Part in New York City. The entire event will be live streamed over the internet. Visit their website to learn more!

The award includes a prize of $100,000 USD that will be used to further the mission of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project to end extreme poverty for HIV/AIDS orphans and their grandmothers in southwest Uganda.

A Special Thank You! We would like to thank you, our Nyaka family, for voting, sharing, and encouraging us during this campaign. You have shown what a group of dedicated people can do when we work together. YOU are a hero!

Thank you to The Global Poverty Project​ ,The Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, the entire 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award Judging Committee, and a special thanks to Barb Dunlap, our dedicated volunteer, advocate, and friend, for nominating Jackson for this award.

Want to learn more? Please contact:

Daniele Reisbig
Development and Grants Manager
daniele@nyakaschool.org
(517) 575-6623

Congratulations Twesigye Jackson Kaguri


major contributors

We get lots of support from individuals, churches, and social groups like yours!

  • The Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • The Segal Family Foundation
  • The Funding Network
  • Beautiful World Canada
  • GlobalGiving Top-Ranked Organization 2015
  • CBD Charitable Trust
  • The Rotary Club
  • Kiwanis International
  • Epic Foundation
  • Dining For Women
  • 60 Million Girls
  • Imago Dei Fund

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 waislitz global citizen award
    Global Poverty Project Waislitz Foundation
  • 2012 CNN Hero
    2012 CNN Hero
  • 2011 Heifer Hero
    2011 Heifer Hero
  • 2010 Citizen Award
    2010 Citizen Award

Help Nyaka put solar panels on the Mummy Drayton School Clinic!

The Mummy Drayton School Clinic needs solar panels to support the great work being done there The Mummy Drayton School Clinic needs solar panels to support the great work being done there. Every month hundreds of your grandmothers and students rely on this clinic for their healthcare. You can help us improve their care by supporting our campaign to put solar panels on the roof. Access to electricity will allow more medical equipment to be used at the clinic as well as increase the hours the clinic can be open.

Donate to support the clinic today!


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