A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka [NOOK Book]

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The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope


Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream to build a school for AIDS orphans in his village in Uganda. This is his unforgettable story.


Growing up on his family's small farm, Kaguri worked many hours each day for his taskmaster father, though he was lucky his parents were able to ...

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A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka

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Overview

The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope


Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream to build a school for AIDS orphans in his village in Uganda. This is his unforgettable story.


Growing up on his family's small farm, Kaguri worked many hours each day for his taskmaster father, though he was lucky his parents were able to send him to school. Kaguri eventually became a visiting scholar at Columbia University. Returning to his home years later, he was overwhelmed by the plight of AIDS orphans and vowed to build them a tuition-free school. A School for My Village weaves together tales from Kaguri's youth and his inspiring account of building the school and changing the lives of many children.


Jackson Kaguri was recently named a 2012 CNN Hero.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101513897
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 923,134
  • File size: 360 KB

Meet the Author


Twesigye Jackson Kaguri was raised in Uganda, graduated from Makerere University, and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He is a director of development at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and the founder and director of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools in Uganda. Named a 2012 CNN Hero as well as a Heifer International Hero, he splits his time between Michigan and Uganda.

Susan Urbanek Linville, a biologist and writer, lives in Pennsylvania.


Twesigye Jackson Kaguri was raised in Uganda, graduated from Makerere University, and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He is a director of development at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and the founder and director of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools in Uganda. Named a 2012 CNN Hero as well as a Heifer International Hero, he splits his time between Michigan and Uganda.

Susan Urbanek Linville, a biologist and writer, lives in Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Line at Our Door 5

Chapter 2 The Devil's Hand 11

Chapter 3 The Chicken Is Full of Bones 17

Chapter 4 My Brother's Keeper 26

Chapter 5 Through the Valley of the Shadow 33

Chapter 6 The Prospect of Marriage 43

Chapter 7 The Great Escape 53

Chapter 8 Only One Acre 62

Chapter 9 Plans 69

Chapter 11 The Price of Stones 79

Chapter 12 An Article of Faith: Constructive Solutions 94

Chapter 13 Being the Man 101

Chapter 14 It Is Not Enough to Be Sorry 106

Chapter 15 Two Girls 110

Chapter 16 There Are No Streetlights 118

Chapter 17 My Meeting with Mondo 127

Chapter 18 A Song of Hope and Despair 134

Chapter 19 One Never Knows 141

Chapter 20 Cows in America 149

Chapter 21 If You Do Not Reach, You Cannot Grasp 159

Chapter 22 Nothing Worthwhile Is Easy 169

Chapter 23 Scovia 175

Chapter 24 Who Is My Neighbor? 181

Chapter 25 Big Trucks and Soda Pop 188

Chapter 26 Ideas and Ideals 197

Chapter 27 In That Rich Darkness 205

Chapter 28 More Than a Composition 211

Chapter 29 The Brigadier 222

Chapter 30 One More Grave 232

Chapter 31 A Gathering of Grannies 238

Chapter 32 Graduation Day 249

Afterword 259

Afterword to the Paperback Edition: The Best Is Yet to Come 264

Glossary 269

Acknowledgments 271

Help Make a Difference 273

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Great Inspiration

    I was inspired by how a one regular person can make a huge difference in the lives of many. Also, how so many people are willing to help & give of themselves for the good of the society. Great writing & storytelling.

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