Sudanese "Lost Boy" Garang shares his story
Arok Garang, masters student in economics, became an inspiration to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Sunset Ridge Elementary in Westminster by speaking to them in early February about his struggle to escape from Sudan. He stressed the importance of education to his audience, and related his story: how at the age of seven, suddenly orphaned, he had to walk hundreds of miles over three countries to refugee camps, where he was then stranded for years.
The Denver Post reported on February 16th, "Garang was able to come to America in 2001 through a program started by the U.S. and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. As many as 3,800 'Lost Boys' made it out and are now spread out over 38 states."
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