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Jackson Kaguri has been recognized by CNN Heroes for his work helping orphans in Uganda. He is the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. The organization helps orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
He is also the author of “A School For My Village“. The book is an inspiring story of how one person can really make a difference in the world.
Click the link below to read the CNN Heroes announcement.
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“A School For My Village” is an inspiring story of how one person can really make a difference in the world. Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds to help the orphans in his village in Uganda. The book is his unforgettable story.
Kaguri grew up on his family’s small farm in rural Uganda and worked long hours for his taskmaster father. His parents were barely able to afford to send him to school, but he overcame the odds to eventually become a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City. He returned to his village years later and was overwhelmed by the plight of orphans who were the innocent victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kaguri vowed to build them a tuition-free school.
The book weaves together tales from his youth with the inspiring account of starting the school and changing the lives of many children. “A School For My Village” proves that one person can really make a difference in the world.
Proceeds from book sales directly benefit The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Uganda.
An inspiring account of turning tragedy into hope for others.
President Jimmy Carter