When we brought a couple of speakers from the Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan to our school several years ago, all teachers involved agreed it was beyond an educational experience.
The gentlemen tell their stories with such passion and importance, making it evident to every listener that not only do they remember their past and live each day with it, but they will spend the rest of their lives making the situation in Sudan more promising. Ultimately, they have taught our kids many lessons from the history of the war in Sudan and the current climate there, to life lessons about dedication, diligence, and determination.
Now, year after year, we bring back these courageous young men to tell their stories and pass on authentic experiences to our youth. There is no better way to teach empathy than presenting students with the firsthand account of these gifted and generous young men.
-Eric Coval, English Teacher