Daniel Ukang, 34 years old is one of the famed lost boys of South Sudan who immigrated to San Diego California in 2001. He is currently the president of California Sudanese Lost boys and girls foundation based in San Diego and often shares his life stories and experiences with students across the America, bringing awareness of war and the impact it has on children. He is currently employed full time and lives with his wife and four children in San Diego California.
When Daniel Ukang was 7 years old, his village in South Sudan was raided and his family members were killed. Enduring years of fleeing war, illness, starvation and wild animals, he eventually reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya where he lived for 10 years experiencing deplorable conditions. In 2001, the US Government resettled 4,000 young boys from the camp to live in America. Daniel Ukang, was one of those boys. Join us as Daniel shares the difficulties he and the other young boys faced, living as a refugees in America.
Tina Klonaris Robinson is an inspirational writer, speaker, visionary, humanitarian and Founder of the Meah Foundation based in Nassau, Bahamas. themeahfoundation.org
Join Host Tina Klonaris-Robinson and journey Into the heart as we celebrate the gift and beauty of the human spirit through the sharing of life stories. The stories expressed will inspire us to connect and evolve, reminding us of how powerful we are as human beings, especially in times of crisis or grief.
A single story can take an entire community to the ground or elevate it. We need to be told and to tell new stories that inspire the best qualities that we possess, and we need to be exposed to the stories of people from different backgrounds than our own so we can gain an appreciation and respect for our differences, as well as for our similarities. Stories connect us, people to people. They cross lands, oceans, and borders. They move us, shape us and create new worlds of possibility. Stories take us on a journey through the intimate life experience of another, and in the hearing we become a part of their lives. We are no longer strangers.