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Presentation at Imagine

Jany Deng gave a presentation at Imagine Prep School in Surprise, AZ.  Imagine Prep is a charter school that prepares students for college, career and life. Alexandra Zito, a 7th grade English teacher, invited Jany to speak at her school. To the students at...

Famine in South Sudan

A whole generation is in trouble in South Sudan. The world’s youngest country has been devastated by civil war and extreme poverty which includes famine, disease, trafficking and the loss of schooling which effects almost 6 million children. In the north and...

Jany Deng’s Interview

Jany Deng, A Lost Boy Of Sudan In Phoenix, Working On Autobiography Jany Deng was forced to leave his home in Sudan more than two decades ago. He was among the more than 20,000 who were labeled the Lost Boys of Sudan. After spending time in a refugee camp in Ethiopia,...
“A Long Walk to Water”

“A Long Walk to Water”

The book, “A Long Walk to Water” written by Linda Sue Park, tells two separate stories which are brought together in the final chapter. The first story centers around Nya, an 11-year-old girl living in Southern Sudan who must make two long walks to fetch...
An Eventful Fundraiser!

An Eventful Fundraiser!

On January 23, 2016, Steve Snorgrass opened his home for a fundraiser for the Arizona Lost Boys Center. Driving down Steve’s street, there was no problem telling where his home was by the number of cars and trucks outside. Also, there was a fantastic aroma...
The Latest from South Sudan

The Latest from South Sudan

Kuol Awan, executive director of the Arizona Lost Boys Center, has returned from Juba after being away for six months, and a lot has been accomplished while he was there. A large wall has been built on the land that was purchased by the Lost Boys Center. Kuol is now...
Training on Basic Human Rights in Juba

Training on Basic Human Rights in Juba

The photos below were taken on August 14, 2015, during a training on basic human rights, with a focus on child rights. Thanks to Bill Simmons for presenting on such an important topic. The attendees, which included 10 teachers from Juba Girls Secondary School and St....
The Wall in Juba Is Complete!

The Wall in Juba Is Complete!

A note from Kuol Awan: I am glad to officially announce that today July 31, 2015, we have completed the construction of the South Sudan Center wall. It is one great step toward the construction of the compound in Juba. Until the center is built, we will hold our...
Building Blocks in Juba

Building Blocks in Juba

Kuol Awan, our executive director, is in Juba, South Sudan. He is currently hard at work making the blocks for the fence that will encircle the future school there. He has purchased 200 bags of cement, one drum of water, three truckloads of sand and two truckloads of...