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Off Deadline: Henry's vision — changing the world, one community at a time

by Jay Thorwaldson

A quiet young man from halfway around the world approached us recently as we visited a small primary school in a rural village named Yimbo, in Kenya.

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Posted by Jay Thorwaldson, editor emeritus
on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Jay Thorwaldson is a registered user.

An update on Henry Jagongo: Henry starts his second year of college Thursday, Sept. 3, doing well. Still dedicated to the idea of becoming a physician and returning to his home village, Yimbo. -jay

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