Can one person really make a difference in the world?
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri defied many naysayersâ€”and his own
nagging doubtsâ€”and proved that, with a dream and incredible
determination, he could change many lives.
Growing up in rural Uganda, Kaguri overcame poverty to
earn a degree from the national university and worked as a human
rights advocate, eventually making his way to pursue studies at
Columbia University. When he returned to his village in Uganda
with his wife, they were overwhelmed by the plight of his villageâ€™s
many AIDS orphans and vowed to open the first tuition-free
school in the district for these children. Faced with many daunting
obstacles, including little money, skepticism among friends in both
the U.S. and Uganda, corrupt school inspectors, and a lack of supplies,
he and his wife doggedly built one classroom after another
until they had an accredited primary school filled with students
dreaming of becoming the future doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers,
and even presidents of Uganda.
The Price of Stones is the stirring story behind the Nyaka AIDS
Orphans School. Weaving together tales from his youth with the
enormously inspiring account of the remarkable challenges and
triumphs of the school, Kaguri shows how someone with a modest
idea is capable of monumental results. His story will captivate all
readers of Three Cups of Tea and Tracy Kidderâ€™s Strength in What