Daniel Ukang, Lost Boy of South Sudan shares his childhood experience of war.
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 seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was brutally attacked by government troops. Avoiding capture, Daniel ran terrified into the night with many other young boys and girls who had escaped death or slavery. Without food, water, shoes or parents, he crossed 1000 miles of lion and crocodile infested territory. After enduring years of fleeing war, illness, starvation and wild animals, he reached a refugee camp but that was by no means the end of his struggles. Daniel will share stories of how he faced adversity and found his courage and strength to survive the days of war and create a new life with his family in America.