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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
(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
  • Global Giving
  • CBD Charitable Trust
  • The Rotary Club
  • Kiwanis International
  • Dining For Women
  • Epic Foundation

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