The price of stones : Building a School for My Village. / Twesigye Jackson Kaguri.
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- ISBN: 9781400195725 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2010.
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Narrator: Richard Allen.
The extraordinary story of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a man from rural Uganda who, after settling in America, returned to his hometown to build a tuition-free school for orphans.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...
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