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Harwich High School hosts Gabriel Bol Deng

12 Days of STAND Event

Last Thursday, Harwich High School hosted Gabriel Bol Deng, founder of Hope for Ariang, and one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Gabriel started the day by being featured on WCAI’s show, The Point with Mindy Todd, discussing his experiences in Sudan, his journey to the United States, his efforts to build a school in his home village of Ariang, and the upcoming referendum for Southern Sudan independence.

Following the show, he came to visit the school. After having lunch in the school cafeteria, he visited a government class, discussing the history and politics of Sudan. Last period, he talked to a school-wide assembly about how to "Move a Mountain" – his motivational presentation based on his experiences as a refugee from the War in Southern Sudan.  In the evening, we hosted a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Rebuilding Hope, which follows Gabriel and two other Lost Boys as they return to Sudan to look for their families and to begin to do humanitarian work in their home villages.

HHS STAND would like to thank Gabriel for coming to Harwich High School and to Hope for Ariang Board Member Cynthia Davis for bringing him to the Cape. All of the proceeds of all of our STANDFast events this week will go to benefit Hope for Ariang to support education in Southern Sudan.

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