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Mangyang Yeath Kur, Founder/Director of Humanity Helping Sudan Project
January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on January 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Mangyang Yeath Kur, Founder/Director of Humanity Helping Sudan Project is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. At the age of 3, Manyang Reath Kher became a refugee of the Sudanese civil war, one of “The Lost Boys,” a group of 20,000 boys who were displaced and orphaned. He lived in refugee camps along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia, where hunger, fear, and abuse were part of his everyday life for 13 years. Manyang came to the United States when he was 17. He lived in a group home, learned English, graduated from high school, and was accepted at the University of Richmond and graduated in 2016, with a degree in International Law. Today he is a respected authority on the South Sudanese refugee crisis and is an international human rights advocate and the founder of Humanity Helping Sudan Project. He is the CEO of 734 Coffee, established to fund programing for the Humanity Helping Sudan Project. 734 Coffee not only sources their coffee from growers who employ South Sudanese refugees but it also reinvests 80% of its profits to support education programs and scholarships for South Sudanese refugees.