24 May 2011

Sudanese Return for Dau Jok

"Dau Jok's Message of Hope for Sudan" - Although I didn't ever have this student when I taught there, this story is still pretty fantastic.  The beginning chapters of it (growing up in a war-torn area, loss of family, brutal hardship, emigration, difficulty adjusting to a completely new world, etc) are not unique in the diverse student population of our district, but the attitude, the determination, the goal-setting, the value given to education, and the follow-thru is much more rare.  But that feeling of being called to give back, to return and make improvements, to help others...that is what warms the heart & soul.
Looking forward to his blogging while in Africa.

1 comment:

  1. great story. He has certainly overcome huge obstacles. Thanks for posting.