|Gabriel Bol Deng, Hope for Ariang|
The Elisabeth Morrow School welcomed Gabriel Bol Deng, executive director and founder of Hope for Ariang. Gabriel shared his harrowing story about his flight from the Sudanese civil war in 1987, the life-threatening challenges he faced along the way, and his steadfast determination to hang on to hope. In two assemblies, Gabriel spoke to both the Middle and Lower School, telling them that few things are more important than hope and education; he and Hope for Ariang have made it their mission "to make education accessible for all children and adults in Southern Sudan by removing cultural and socio-economic barriers with a special focus on girls' education–one village at a time." Currently, Hope for Ariang is working toward the sustainability of the Ariang school. To read about Gabriel's incredible exodus from Sudan to Ethiopia , follow this LINK.