Not all of the Lost Boys followed Peter Pan. After a brutal civil war in South Sudan over 20,000 boys were orphaned and journeyed to Ethiopia and Kenya to seek refuge. Their story is an emotional journey that our middle school children recently had a chance to learn about and to learn from.
The Rhoades Foundation sponsored a special guest speaker for our middle school children this past week. The presentation was linked with a book our sixth graders had read. The entire middle school and a dozen or so adults were transfixed as Isaac Amol, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan shared the story of his journey. It was one of the more meaningful experiences our students have had with a guest speaker.
Mr. Nolan share that, “it’s rare to have 100 students quietly leave the auditorium after sitting for almost an hour.” Mrs. Lester prepped the students for this experience and secured the speaker for our school. Please ask her or our middle school children about the speaker and how his story impacted them.
You can learn more about the Lost Boys of Sudan using this link to visit their San Diego chapter’s website.