Invisible Children calls out for a world event, Cover the Night, April 20, 2012. The video is also a followup to the organizations’ original video about Lord’s Resistance Army’s Joseph Kony. Awareness.
In his New York Times column, “From South Sudan to Yale” Nicholas D. Kristof tells us the journey of Paul Lorem . His journey to Yale began in a remote South Sudanese village, on to Kakuma refugee camp, to school in Kenya, to South Africa. He’s 21 years […]
I have been fascinated with elephants since I found The White Bone in Nairobi, a novel by Barbara Gowdy. It’s the story of a family of elephants over generations imagined from the point of view of the elephants as they travel the terrain of their species. The story […]
One of the places Viola and her family might have gone in The Good Braider is the Kakuma Refugee Camp. RefugePoint posted this virtual tour of Kakuma on their Facebook page. It is part of a longer virtual world tour. Nancy Farese’s photographs are stunning.
Univeristy students – you can win an international reporting trip with New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof who reports on Sudan and Human Rights in developing countries. Look a this: International Reporting Trip with reporter Nicholas Kristof
Meet Sudanese-American musician Od Bonny – on Portland’s Eastern Prom.
Nearly every student says they painted or sculpted for El-Fadel. El-Fadel Arbab, the 27-year old man from Darfur, had sat on a tall stool with them around their art table at Falmouth High School in Falmouth Maine, and told stories. He looked up as he told, above their […]
I hear about Aruna Kenyi before I meet him. I’m at the Telling Room in Portland, a large upstairs room on Commercial Street facing the busy waterfront, where teenagers come to write with the support of professional writers. Patty Hagge is one teacher, a striking woman with pure […]
On this day when the world population reaches 7 billion, NPR reporter Frank Langfitt is in Akobo County, South Sudan. In his audio story he meets the county commissioner of Akobo who describes the area’s school. He says there are so many children, the class size is 200 […]