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GUEST SPEAKER IN MS ELA



Mr. Ayuen Ajok visited 7th grade students at Newfield Middle School on November 12, 2014 to share his experience as a “lost boy” of the Sudan.  Students are currently reading A Long Walk to Water and were fascinated to hear from someone who had similar experiences to the people in the book. Ayuen was only 5 years old when his village was attacked and most of the villagers were killed. He managed to escape and walk 1,200 miles to Ethiopia where he lived in a refugee camp for four years. When that camp was also attacked, the refugees, including Ayuen now 9 years old, escaped by crossing a crocodile-infested river and walking to Kenya without food or water. Ayuen was able to attend school – a gathering of children under a tree – for eight years during his time at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He valued education as a way to provide meaning for his life. Ayuen came to the United States when he was 18 and attended high school and college in Pennsylvania. He is currently a graduate student at Cornell University and plans to return to Sudan to work with international organizations to help develop his country.

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