Davud Jal was born in a village in South Sudan. At 10, he was forced to flee and spend the next 10 years in various refugee camps in East Africa. Eventually, he was resettled as a refugee in Sioux Falls. David earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and with a fellowship through the Bush Foundation, completed a Master's degree in Social Work. He currently works as a Court Services Officer and founded a non-profit organization – Khor Wakow School Project – to provide a school and safe drinking water in his village in South Sudan. The speaker will describe his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan at only ten year old to living in refugee camps to coming to the United States. Jal is one of those who has been called "the lost boys" as they traveled for months to escape the war. But today Jal has advanced degrees in Social Work, holds a professional position, and founded a non-profit to help those in his home village.
Visitor Parking beside the Administration building. Walk across the street to the Science Building.