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Sunday Forum: James Kassaga Arinaitwe visits St. John’s

November 20, 2022 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

James Kassaga Arinaitwe

How many ten-year-olds have walked, run and hitched rides for 300 miles to meet the “First Lady” of Uganda in search of an education? James Kassaga Arinaitwe did just that!

Join us this Sunday after the 10 AM service, as we welcome James Kassaga Arinaitwe back to St. John’s and hear all about his journey over the past two decades. In 2000, our parish supported James’ venture with Solar Light for Africa. He will share all about that experience and his current work with Teach for Uganda, a program that recruits university graduates to teach disadvantaged students in rural Ugandan schools. This week, James is serving as FSU’s 2022 Broad Lecturer on International Relations. We’re so glad this opportunity has brought him full circle back to St. John’s!

You can join us in person in Killeen Hall, or via Zoom:


Password: 1829

Meeting ID: 183 171 062

BIOGRAPHY: After high school, one of our St. John’s families helped bring James Kassaga Arinaitwe to Florida. He is the adopted son of Russ and Cheri Rainey and the grandson of St. Mary’s Circle member, Judy Culbreath. While in Florida, James attended TCC and was then awarded a full scholarship to Florida State University. James later received a Master of Public Health and Policy. In 2017, FSU awarded him the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award for his outstanding leadership and service to humanity. James is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Teach for Uganda, a non-profit organization with the vision of helping all children in Uganda attain an excellent education in order to thrive in a constantly changing world. To learn more about Teach for Uganda, click here


November 20, 2022
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Killeen Hall


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