Time Magazine gave a boost to Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book “The Price of Stones” in it’s latest edition. Kaguri’s book tells the story of how when he and his spouseÂ returned to his native Uganda in 2001,Â he was met by grandparents of children whose parents Â had died from HIV/AIDS. They wanted help to build a school for these orphans. He could have said no thanks and left it at that, but he decided he could raise the money needed to build that school. The Time article tells of his efforts to build theÂ Nyaka Aids Orphans School which opened in 2003. According to the Times article he already has started working on that second school.
KaguriÂ will do the fundraising from his home in Okemos and is proof that one person can make a difference even a half a world away.Â He plans on engaging local schools and schoolchildren in raising funds for the schools in Uganda.
Kaguri until just a couple weeks ago was working at MSU in fundraising for the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, but he decided to concentrate full-time on building schools in Uganda. Kaguri will start his book tour with events that include an Ann Arbor Borders on June 15Â and Barnes and Noble in East Lansing on June 19.