ugandan_diaspora_social_networking_event_2015_00

Another Uganda Twesigye Jackson Kaguri Makes The Nomination To The 2012 CNN Heroes!

1
Posted June 21, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 4,583 views

     

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. During this time he co-founded the human rights organization, Human Rights Concerns, to help victims of human rights violations in Uganda and to educate the public about their rights. In the 90s he became a visiting scholar at Columbia University where he studied Human Rights Advocacy. Over the years he has been involved extensively in international community efforts as a human rights advocate, fundraiser, and inspirational speaker.

In 2001, Kaguri founded The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in response to the devastating effects of AIDS in his hometown. The organization, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, provides free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. In addition to two schools, it also operates a library, desire farm and nutrition program, medical clinic, clean water system, and a support program for the grandmothers who care for up to 14 children at a time.


Since founding the project, Kaguri has also become an author. In “A School for My Village” he shares how he came to build the first school and the struggles he faced during the first few years. In 2010, he resigned as Interim Senior Director of Development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University to focus full-time on The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Kaguri has been named a Heifer International Hero, recognized in Time Magazine’s ‘Power of One’ Series, and spoken to the UN about his work. When not visiting the schools in Uganda or working at his office in Okemos, MI, Kaguri travels the country to speak with students and supporters about the organization.

He is the co-author of The Price of Stones, Building a School for My Village (Viking, June 14, 2010), with Susan Urbanek Linville.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2012/06/21/cnn-heroes-kaguri.cnn#/video/world/2012/06/21/cnn-heroes-kaguri.cnn

 


About the Author

Ugandan Diaspora News Team

Ugandan Diaspora News Online is an independent, non political news portal primarily aimed at serving Ugandans who work and reside outside Uganda. Our aim is to be a one stop shop for everything Ugandan and the celebration of our Ugandan heritage.

One Comment


  1.  

    Du – Juan Harris – RB Green Bay Packers Although he hinted
    that he would go back to selling cars in the offseason, I have a
    feeling that Du – Juan Harris will not be on any car lot at the beginning of the 2013 NFL season. Do you wear your
    own football package when actively playing football
    along with friends on the park or even wear your shirt casually
    around town or perhaps is this your ritual to wear your groups colors when going down to
    the pub. Among those that came out in the wish list is a better line play, addition of team
    entrances, and crowd atmosphere.





Leave a Response


(required)

ugandan_diaspora_social_networking_event_2015_00