Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Jackson Kaguri: Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Event Details

Jackson Kaguri: Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
CNN Hero and Columbia alum Jackson Kaguri discusses his organization and work with marginalized youth in rural Uganda.
Date: 
September 23, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
208 Knox Hall

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a participant in the 1996 Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University, is the founder and executive director of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Jackson and his team works on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare. He was named a CNN Hero and was the winner of the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award. He wrote "Building a School for My Village" and is the subject of the documentary CORNERSTONE, which will have its premiere in Uganda on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016.