Ugandan Book Review ~ “A School For My Village” by Jackson Kaguri

Posted August 7, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 6,341 views


By Michael Kirkpatrick ~ “A School For My Village” is an inspiring story of how one person can really make a difference in the world. Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds to help the orphans in his village in Uganda. The book is his unforgettable story.

Kaguri grew up on his family’s small farm in rural Uganda and worked long hours for his taskmaster father. His parents were barely able to afford to send him to school, but he overcame the odds to eventually become a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City. He returned to his village years later and was overwhelmed by the plight of orphans who were the innocent victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kaguri vowed to build them a tuition-free school.

The book weaves together tales from his youth with the inspiring account of starting the school and changing the lives of many children. “A School For My Village” proves that one person can really make a difference in the world.

To support this beautiful charitable work, please visit Jackson Kaguri’s website featuring “A School for My Village:

Books website:

Thank you,
Michael Kirkpatrick

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One Comment


    Michael, Thank you for reviewing my book. I am amazed no one commented and i bet many people have not read this book which three Universities in USA are using as a must read. It is now in it’s fourth print and is about to blow up all best seller lists. Thanks again for being a great Ugandan!

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