Lost Boy Helps Rebuild Homeland

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Daniel Majok Gai is one of the so-called "Lost Boys of Sudan." These boys fled the country in the 1980's when their villages were destroyed. Gai wound up in Denver and went to college here. Now, he’s working with the Denver non-profit “Project Education Sudan” in the region where he grew up. It’s part of South Sudan, the world’s newest country. Gai recalled that when he was six, he was taken from his family at gunpoint and eventually WALKED hundreds of miles with other boys to get to refugee camps. Gai says he never thought he’d go back to his village. Ryan Warner speaks with Gai and with Carol Rinehart, who co-founded and directs Project Education Sudan.

[Photo: Courtesy of Project Education Sudan]