Executive Director Jerry Drino shares happy news from Kampala:
“I received a phone call from Kur John Aleu saying that he had just finished the final exams of his final term at university in Kampala. Commencement ceremonies are not until October, but he has now attained his degree in Civil Engineering and will head to Juba, South Sudan, to look for a job on Monday.
“Kur John has been one of the most faithful communicators and responsible students in our program, always getting documents to us on time and helping when ever needed. He and his brother Thon Philip (Sudan Tribune journalist) have great gifts of writing, and many of his emails have appeared in our newsletters over the years. The nine-year journey since he found me asleep under a tree in Malek, Jonglei State, has been a pure joy. He has been persistent to get an education and because of that doors were opened even when there appeared to be no resources.
“We should be very proud of this young man, his deep faith, his gifted intellect and a vision for the future that he would not sacrifice. Here is the Hope of South Sudan now ready to take up the work of building a new nation.”