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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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"An inspiring account of turning tragedy into hope for others." -President Jimmy Carter 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 Villageweaves together tales from Kaguri's youth and his inspiring account of building the school and changing the lives of many children.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Line at Our Doorp. 5
The Devil's Handp. 11
The Chicken Is Full of Bonesp. 17
My Brother's Keeperp. 26
Through the Valley of the Shadowp. 33
The Prospect of Marriagep. 43
The Great Escapep. 53
Only One Acrep. 62
Plansp. 69
The Price of Stonesp. 79
An Article of Faith: Constructive Solutionsp. 94
Being the Manp. 101
It Is Not Enough to Be Sorryp. 106
Two Girlsp. 110
There Are No Streetlightsp. 118
My Meeting with Mondop. 127
A Song of Hope and Despairp. 134
One Never Knowsp. 141
Cows in Americap. 149
If You Do Not Reach, You Cannot Graspp. 159
Nothing Worthwhile Is Easyp. 169
Scoviap. 175
Who Is My Neighbor?p. 181
Big Trucks and Soda Popp. 188
Ideas and Idealsp. 197
In That Rich Darknessp. 205
More Than a Compositionp. 211
The Brigadierp. 222
One More Gravep. 232
A Gathering of Granniesp. 238
Graduation Dayp. 249
Afterwordp. 259
Afterword to the Paperback Edition: The Best Is Yet to Comep. 264
Glossaryp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Help Make a Differencep. 273
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