November 15, 2010 – Film Viewing with Gabriel Bol Deng of “The Lost Boys”
On November 15, the Basic Education Coalition andÂ HOPE for Ariang FoundationÂ hosted a film viewing and discussion of the award-winning documentary, Rebuilding Hope, with Gabriel Bol Deng, of the “Lost Boys.” The filmÂ follows Gabriel and two other “Lost Boys,” now in their twenties, on a journey back to Sudan to search for surviving family members and to rediscover and contribute to their homeland.Â Upon his return,Â Gabriel founded the HOPE for Ariang Foundation and isÂ devoted to helping other children in his home village of AriangÂ build a better future through education.Â
Participants had an opportunity to speak with Gabriel and have a firsthand account of his life and efforts to bring lasting peace to Sudan through the power of education. The event took place Monday, November 15, 2010, from 4:30-6 pm in B-369 Rayburn House Office Building.
- Stephen MoseleyÂ -Â Chairman, Basic Education CoalitionÂ
- Gabriel Bol Deng – Founder, HOPE for Ariang Foundation
- Dr. Rebecca WinthropÂ – Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
Learn more about the story of “The Lost Boys,”Â and how Gabriel is working to improve education in SudanÂ in this fact sheet prepared for the briefing.