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The author grew up in Nyakagyezi, a village in southwest Uganda. Through hard work, he did well in school and was able to go on to University and ultimately came to the States. After losing a brother, sister, and nephew to AIDS, he felt compelled to do something to help the crisis. Realizing that many families caring for the orphaned children couldn't afford the school fees for these kids, and recognizing the importance of education as a means out of the village poverty, he determined to build a school for the children that would be tuition-free. The book chronicles those efforts - the early struggles leading to success. Mixed in are accounts from his own childhood.
Obvious comparisons to "Three Cups of Tea". In fact, one of the reviews in the front of the book refers to this as "Africa's 'Three Cups of Tea'". The big difference that I see is the fact that, in this case, he wants to do something good for the village where he grew up instead of just some village that he stumbled upon. In this, Twesi goes back to the village a couple times a year and really follows-up with the kids and builds relationships with the kids. He also freely mentions praying about decisions and how God opens the doors for him to be able to do what he does. What he did in Nyaka (as it's often referred to) has become a model for other villages - providing not just schooling but clean water systems and health care to benefit the entire village

The African equivalent to Three Cups of Tea, but better, since the school idea and development came from a local man, moved by the death of his brother from AIDS to do something for the AIDS orphans. Nice touches of stories from his childhood interspersed with the story of how the school went from a thought to a reality. It took more than a village to build this school, it took his village in Uganda, and his church village in the States, and other churches and many other individuals. It shows how the best things can happen, even without

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