Jackson

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Mr. Jackson Kaguri grew up in Nyaka, Uganda and is the founder of the Nyaka orphanages.

Jackson is a CNN Hero. He is also Global Ambassador for Pencils for Africa.

To read the Pencils for Africa interview with Mr. Jackson Kaguri, click here.

Jackson works with a team of about 7,000 remarkable and wonderful volunteer grandmothers in Nyaka who nurture and care for the orphan students in the Nyaka schools Jackson founded.

Last year, the PFA Team and Ms. Weitzman worked with the Sonoma Quilters to make 20 quilts for these wonderful Nyaka grandmothers as a token of our gratitude for their selfless service.

The PFA students made personalized handprints on the quilts in Ms. Weitzman’s art room.

I was told that love is transmitted on to the quilts when you wrap yourself into them and give them to someone else.

— Chyah Weitzman
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 Nyaka Grandmother in Uganda wrapped in a quilt from the PFA Community
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Jackson briefly borrowed one of the quilts from the grandmother to use for this photograph while he read this children’s story which he authored himself.
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Today, Jackson lives in Lansing, Michigan and travels frequently back to Uganda for his work.
To read about the quilting project for African Grandmothers of Nyaka, click here.