Saturday, July 9, 2011

Independence Day

South Sudan officially became the world's newest country today. One of our staff in South Sudan has written a beautiful piece about what this day means to her.

“This weekend we will go to the celebrations, we will dance. There will be dancing from all the tribes in South Sudan, and together we will show the happiness we feel for this new country and a new beginning. Independence Day for me means that my children will not have to live like I lived. I grew up in fear, I slept nowhere and everywhere, I ate quickly – always on the move. Now my children know that they can be whatever they want, and they don’t live in fear. Before there was nothing, now we have a future."

You can read Aguet's story here.

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