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1 Hello, Welcome!! HOPE DRIES THE TEARS ON THE CHEEK OF WOE. A saying from Dinka tribe.

2 Story of Perseverance John Dau, one of the “Lost Boys” of the Sudan who was resettled to Syracuse New York.

3 Before the Attack Life was excellent There was a lot of food It was peaceful at home.

4 Escape and live in Ethiopia Our Village was attacked We fled our home to Ethiopia, stay for four years. Fled Ethiopia back to Sudan, there were 27,000 people in the camp. e

5 Escape from Ethiopia to live in Kenya Started to learn ABCD and 1,2,3,4, in There was severe shortage of food.

6 Coming to America was good news In 1998, we heard that we will be going to America soon. There were processes involved to get us ready to come to America, this was in1999.

7 Things that were strange to me. First time to see snow Huge grocery stores with aisles upon aisles. Electricity etc

8 Cultural conflict and adaptation How nice people were for no reason. How Nasty some people were for no reason. Policemen/women were so helpful

9 Founder and former president of Lost Boys of NY Formed to encourage entrepreneurial and community economic and development. To raise self-development initiative with broad goal of awareness to Americans about the current situation in Sudan. To promote cultural heritage of the boys in America and to remember their origins.

10 Start the process to build Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Duk County. The Clinic will be the hope and security to our people. To encourage and assist the sick.

11 Founder and current president of the A.C.Sudan Foundation To solicit fund to build Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Africa. To raise money to buy medicine and pay staffs for three years. To help in education and train nurses and other auxiliary workers in Africa

12 I’m featured in a movie called God Grew tired of us. The documentary won two top awards, critic and audience at Sundance. This documentary will be released in the Fall.

13 Never, ever quit! Last word, if you want to succeed, you must persevere. As you know very well that there is nothing can be obtained without suffering.


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