Two recent stories from TV stations in Rochester, N.Y.:
(Streaming video is linked from both source pages. See also the earlier AP story, "One of Sudan's 'Lost Boys' finds his way home to build wells".)
One of the men known as The Lost Boys is making a difference in his native land. Salva Dut is going back to Sudan to help dig wells, Dut says many people in that country, including his father, have contracted water bourne illnesses.
He has a crew of about 30 people waiting to help in Sudan to help dig about seven wells. Dut says none of this would be possible without the generosity of people in Rochester. “The community has been standing behind me a lot because they are supporting me and I give a big thank you and I wouldn’t be able to do this by myself,” Dut told NEWS 10NBC. Dut will spend about six months in Sudan. He raised the money to make this trip through his non-profit organization Water for Sudan.
A Lost Boy of Sudan who now lives in Rochester left Thursday on a mission to bring clean drinking water to his home country.
Salva Dut was one of the thousands of people who fled their war-torn country as children. Now, he's flying back to Sudan, where he'll be joined by team of 30 to drill wells and install purification systems for the people of Sudan.
Dut was inspired to start his not-for-profit organization when his father became ill from unsafe water.
"When I came here I said I should do something to help him out and help other people who have been suffering from bad water borne diseases," says Dut.
Local Rotary clubs helped to raise the money Dut needed. This is the second of many trips that will come.