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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (59 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Twesigye Jackson Kaguri Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An incredibly inspiring and thrilling book, this is the story of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, who grew up in rural southwestern Uganda, the son of an irascible small-time farmer and his loving wife. In spite of the family’s poverty, Jackson succeeds and graduates from the national university with a calling to work in human rights that leads him to Columbia University. There he falls in love with and later marries an American scientist, Beronda.

When Jackson returns to Uganda with his bride, they are overwhelmed by the many villagers who line up to ask for help with food and school fees—and having lost two siblings to AIDS, Jackson is especially moved by the plight of the thousands of abandoned AIDS orphans in his local district. Impulsively, he and Beronda vow to open the first tuition-free school for orphans. A newlywed with little money and facing opposition from his domineering father and townspeople, Jackson doggedly builds one schoolroom at a time with the help of many supporters in Uganda, the financial pledges of churches in America, and the sustenance of his strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Weaving together stories from his youth in Uganda and the remarkable account of how one person with a dream can change lives—both his students’ and his supporters’—this is an unforgettable book that demonstrates how one person can be a cup of cold water to a thirsty world. The book concludes with the graduation of the first class of Nyaka AIDS orphans, almost all of whom Jackson and his supporters are sponsoring as they continue their education and dream of becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers, and even, perhaps, the future president of Uganda.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Toyrie Mcphaul | 10/8/2012

    " This book was very good from the beginning to the end. I was so moved by this person because of the commitment he had to his country and the forgotten children that need help the most. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeannette | 1/24/2012

    " The writing leaves a lot to be desired. But the facts of what Twesigye has accomplished nonetheless left me shaking my head with wonder and admiration. That was inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 1/24/2012

    " Wow this book is amazing and totally inspired me that one person can make a difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 1/14/2012

    " A great story about the difference one man can make with faith in himself and others who share a common dream to better the lives of children. "

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About the Author

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri was born and raised in Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn, which led him to study at and graduate from Makerere University in Kampala and attend Columbia University in New York City as a visiting scholar. He founded Nyaka project in 2001.