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Former South Sudanese refugee and Duke University student Nyuol Tong presented his lecture, "Building a School in South Sudan" at the FHI on October 29th, 2012. As a boy in Sudan, Nyuol Tong wanted nothing more than to go to school. Finally, his village has one because he built it. During Tong's childhood, Sudan was in the midst of the longest civil war in Africa's history. "As any South Sudanese, the last several decades of civil war have defined who I am and, in fact, have shaped my trajectory," says Tong as he speaks about his family's exodus from their native land. At age 21, this remarkable young man is founder & director of SELFSudan, a non-profit organization that partners with South Sudanese villages to build schools and empower their communities. In this interview, we asked Nyuol to speak how borders affect his work, and how his work might address some of the ways in which borders are conceived. This event was presented by the BorderWork(s) Lab at Duke.
Published 5 months ago
In Chapter 8 of 16 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, non-profit founder and executive Courtney Spence answers "What Do You Enjoy Most About Working at the Intersection of Social Change, Art and Education?" She finds the continuing change present at this intersection provides a powerful storytelling platform for individuals looking to do good in the world. She finds telling stories of progress through the lens of the good happening in the world, it is more actionable. Spence is founder and executive director of Students of the World - http://studentsoftheworld.org - a non-profit that partners with passionate college students to create new media to highlight global issues and the organizations working to address them. Spence graduated with a BA in History from Duke University.
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