January 9,2018 5:45pm General Meeting

Begin the new year with David Jal, former child soldier from the Khor Wakow region of Sudan, one of the “lost boys of Sudan.” Forced into the army at age 8, he was shot, then injured from a grenade. While receiving medical treatment, he lost contact with his family. Moving from one refugee camp to another trying to survive, David eventually immigrated to the U.S. at age 19, and has lived in Sioux Falls for 22 years. He speaks six languages, has earned his GED, a college degree from USD, got married, and works as a probation officer for Minnehaha County. With the money he earns, he has started a school project to educate children in his home region. Most notably, he met with the Tribal Chief to convince the Chief that girls should be allowed to attend school instead of being forced to grind corn, an inspiring story! Come and hear about it!

 

History Club of Sioux Falls