Monday, June 16, 2008

ACDA Benefit Dinner

Saturday, 5 July 2008, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Faith Community of Saint Sabina
1210 West 78th Place, Chicago, IL 60620

ACDA's annual benefit dinner is quickly approaching. The event will feature traditional Sudanese food and a performance by the choir of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan."

Join us to celebrate our successes and raise funds to benefit the ongoing efforts in Southern Sudan, including development projects at Pongborong Primary School and the construction of a new health clinic.

Check out the flyer for full details. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Talk at Sulzer Library, Chicago

On Saturday, 31 May several ACDA members gathered at Sulzer Library, a branch of the Chicago Public Library, to do a presentation on our recent assessment of the Ayual Community in Southern Sudan. For many of the Lost Boys of Sudan on our team, including ACDA President Peter Magai Bul, it was the first visit home in nearly twenty years.

There were about sixty people in attendance at Sulzer. Peter Barach Kuany brought his Sudanese guitar and kicked off the event with some traditional music. About ten Lost Boys joined in, singing in Dinka. It was a thrilling start to the program.

Peter Magai Bul put together a great presentation with photographs from our recent trip, including images of the Pongborong Primary School students who greeted us in song, and the reunion with his family.

Our assessment report is now online. You can download the Detailed Report or a One Page Summary.