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.


Bol Bul said...

Wow! Great job guys for representing ACDA to our friends in Chicago. I went through the short scripture written by Professor Brandi, it's an exciting to me and those who were not there.

More to that, Brandi has done a remarkable job in creating blog for ACDA activities. Anyone around the globe can post or chat with us through this blog. Thank you Brandi for creating this social network.

I hope it will create awarness about us and the issues affecting people in South Sudan. To you and Chris who have seen and experienced the horrible situation people are living in Sudan, have a clear understanding about the basic needs people in Sudan need.

Please, accept my appreciation for being the first Americans friends to lead ACDA and also took your time to go and see with your own eyes the lives after the long civil war that took million lives in Sudan.

Again, it is my honor to thank you for everythings that you have done to us and to our people in Sudan.

May God Bless You All!

Bol Bul

Ayual Community Development Association said...

Bol, thanks for making the first comment at our new blog and for the very kind words. It was a true honor to be able to visit the Ayual Community in Southern Sudan. I'm glad to be a part of the important work ACDA is doing. ~Brandi

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