One by One Nyaka fundraiser, Thank You ~ By Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Posted November 15, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 9,493 views


By Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, | Your presence at the One by One Nyaka fundraiser at Ronny and Janis Simon’s home made such a remarkable impact on our students’ and grannies’ lives ~ thank you!   Collectively, with your help, we raised over $114,000 that evening – wow!


Your donations will go toward a $125,000 matching grant to build The Nyaka Vocational Training and Secondary School.  Thanks to the high graduation rate of Nyaka and Kutamba students, the need to build a secondary school is now greater than ever.  We broke ground this summer and are excited at the prospect of opening doors to students in February 2015.


Ensuring that each of the students you support goes on to secondary school (the equivalent of high school) is an important part of The Nyaka Aids Orphans Project mission. We want to provide students with the same basic education and support we would provide our own children.


A strong education is our greatest hope for eliminating extreme poverty and for our children to begin envisioning a life beyond the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Therefore, we will offer a secondary school model that combines both formal secondary school subjects together with special vocational technical subjects; a model that provides a strong future for our students.


We could not continue our mission to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare without generous donors like you. Thank you!


Your generosity has:

Allowed us to serve 471 primary school children, 133 secondary school students, and 8 children who chose a vocational training program this year.

Enabled us to provide essential resources to our students such as food, medical care, clean water, and an education.

Helped us serve over 7,000 grandmothers and their collective 43,000 grandchildren who are under their care. Having tragically lost their own children to HIV/AIDS, these true unsung heroes are now raising their orphaned grandchildren without social security, health care, retirement, child welfare, or even basic housing.
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Thank you for your love, care, and support of our students and grannies.

In celebration of all you have made possible,

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Founder and Executive Director

Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
2970 E Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing MI  48823

Below are some more photos from the Fundraiser. Thanks again for your kind support.


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