Dr. Jacob Atem is a global citizen and Lost Boy of Sudan who walked 2,000 miles with other boys from his region to flee civil war after his village was burned and most of the adults killed by armed government forces from Northern Sudan. Dr. Atem has committed his life to helping others who are less fortunate and is a role model for students due to the incredible resilience he has demonstrated throughout his life, as well as his commitment to making a difference in the lives of some of the poorest people on the planet.
The violence currently taking place in Sudan has created many refugees who are fleeing to South Sudan. The SSHCO is working to support these refugees, in addition to their work providing healthcare and education to the people of South Sudan. He and the organization he has built is an inspiring example of fortitude in the face of adversity.
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