Rebuilding Hope

“Education is the key to independence in Southern Sudan; a nation can not be free without education.”

– Samuel Anei Co-Founder of LBRSS

A generation of children has grown up witnessing genocide. Fathers were murdered. Sisters were taken into slavery. Villages were burned. As survivors fled, thousands of boys began their trek across Sudan toward Ethiopia and Kenya, often seeking refuge from militiamen, lions and fatigue in the branches of the acacia tree. It was in these trees the Lost Boys shared their dreams of a better tomorrow.

Now, after more than two decades of war in Southern Sudan, peace has restored hope to the Lost Boys and their families. South Sudan gained their independence July 9, 2011 and now they are eager to gain the education necessary to rebuild their nation.