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Building a School, Stone by Stone

We hear the stirring story of a man who built a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, stone by stone.

The Price of Stones

The Price of Stones

In the heart of East Africa, in a country with lush natural beauty, the hearty Uganda people has been decimated by AIDS.

With no money, and no medicine, one hundred thousand adults die every year. And their kids are left with no hope, no future.

Uganda native Jackson Kaguri grew up in middle of it, and decided to do something drastic. He raised money, dug in shovels, and built a brand-new, holistic school for AIDS orphans. Now clean water, knowledge, and hope are flowing in rural Uganda. We’ll hear how he did it.

This hour, On Point: the story of Jackson Kaguri and his school in Uganda.
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Guest:

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, founder and director of Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools in Uganda.

Emma Mugisha, who helped design Nyaka school, and has worked closely with Jackson Kaguri to raise funds for the school.


Philadelphia's Manute Bol, left, blocks a shot by Utah's Tony Brown in Philadelphia, March, 1991. (AP)

Philadelphia's Manute Bol, left, blocks a shot by Utah's Tony Brown in Philadelphia, March, 1991. (AP)

And later in the hour, we remember the humantarian work of former NBA player Manute Bol.

Guest:

Jon  A Shields, assistant professor of government at Claremont-McKenna College. His opinion piece “Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity” appeared in the June 25th issue of the Wall Street Journal.

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