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We are here: Compassion, Creativity, Change.  

Let’s come together as a community of educators to reflect, grow and connect, empowering each other to create change agents for tomorrow.  What does it mean to be compassionate? What does it mean to be innovative? What does it mean to teach? To learn? To care?

We can’t wait to host you at GSIS for the Korea Council of Overseas Schools International Educators’ Conference 2018 (#KORCOSIEC18).  We are excited to make connections with the vision to create a better tomorrow.  That begins with the idea of a "We" being in the moment together, with the commitment to be our best selves for our students.  

Let’s do this.

** Registration opens at the start of the 2018-19 school year.  Look to September 1, 2018 for the Registration Eventbrite.  Currently, we are in the process of curating presenters.  If you are an amazing educator and wish to share your craft with others next to these incredible human beings pre-selected, please apply HERE.**
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T. Jackson Kaguri

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar.  In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding districts, Kaguri founded Nyaka to provide free education to children who had lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.

In 2010, he resigned from his role as Senior Director of Development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University to focus exclusively on Nyaka. In 2015, Jackson won the prestigious Waislitz Global Citizen Award, and in 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and the Distinguished Alumni Award by Shenandoah University and Michigan State University, respectively.  Jackson has been named a CNN Hero and a Heifer International Hero, has been recognized in Time Magazine’s ‘Power of One’ Series, and has spoken to the UN about his work.

When not visiting the Nyaka project in Uganda or fundraising from his office in Michigan, Jackson travels the world to speak with students and supporters about the organization.

He is also the author of A School for my Village.