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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Sports

Mission: The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is 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.

Results: We serve 724 students, 7,004 grandmothers and have an indirect life-saving impact on more than 43,000 HIV/AIDS orphans living in southwest Uganda.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 724 students and 7,004 grannies

Geographic areas served: Southwest Uganda

Programs: --Providing a free, quality education to students at Nyaka & Kutamba Primary Schools and at the Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, providing scholarships for students continuing their secondary studies. --Grandmother Program --The Mummy Drayton School Clinic --Desire Farm --Gravity fed Clean Water Program

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I love what the Nyaka Project stands for. They take a holistic approach to helping children and are truly making a difference. I have done fundraisers for them in my community and volunteered in their office. I am proud to support their work any way I can.

Dani Lynn


Rating: 5

I love everything about Nyaka! I love that they believe in human rights and empowerment. You can see that in everything they do. They empower grandmothers to use their own talents and knowledge to get out of poverty. They give the most vulnerable children free education. I had the privilege of visiting them in 2014 and it was a life changing experience. I would recommend this nonprofit to anyone who will listen.

Cecilia G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is a unique and shining example of how a non profit, charitable organization can change the lives of a large community in need. By addressing the overwhelming AIDS crisis in rural Uganda holistically, they are not just saving the lives of the more than 1 million children orphaned by the epidemic but the grandmothers left to care for them and future generations. Watch the video at the link below to see how Nyaka is making a real and lasting difference.



Rating: 5

Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is helping children in rural Uganda by providing them an education. This story is not just about building schools, though. They have also built a gravity-fed water system for the entire area, opened a medical clinic, and started a library and a garden. The whole-person and whole- community idea is the reason Nyaka does such a great job. They are also very, very creative about development, and they communicate by social media often, keeping me feeling like I really am in the loop.

I am a volunteer, helping remotely with the Sponsor-a-Student program, but I am a supporter, too, sponsoring students and, in 2012, helping my daughter with a bake sale fundraiser for Nyaka.

Previous Stories


Rating: 5

I love the Nyaka School. This organization does work for the AIDS orphans and their grandmothers in many ways. In addition to providing a school, uniforms, meals, and school supplies, they have built housing for some of the grandmothers who are caring for children who have lost both parents to AIDS. They have also helped provide running water and a medical facility. I have met Jackson Kaguri once, and he seems like a very genuine person, and one with great ideas about helping the orphans of Uganda.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

The best holistic approach to alleviating poverty I have seen. They provide education, helathcare, food, Library services, and work work with grannies.

Review from Guidestar