John Dau “lost boys” motivational speaker

By Kiki Draper, Reporter

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John Dau speaks about his life at Owens Community College.

Photo by: TJ Barney
Owens held a seminar for motivational speaker John Dau who is one out of the 27,000 lost boys in Sudan.

He lived in a refugee camp called Kakuma in Kenya from 1992-2001.  They were attacked being the minority of the ethnic group population.  He was only 12 years old when his village was attacked.

When asked what person impacted his life the most Dau said, “I have always looked up to my father.  I also wanted to be like Martin Luther King who really made a difference in the world.”

Dau was later brought to the U.S.A to settled in Syracuse, NY were he was able to receive his basic education at the age of 17.

Dau later went on to college where he graduated with a Policy Studies degree.  He then started his own foundation in 2007 along with a few others.

“The peoples health was the first thing that we worked on for my organization.  You can’t function properly if you are not healthy so I wanted to help fix that first.  I wanted to help people who were sick,” said Dau.

If you would like to know more about Dau or his foundation you can to his site at http://www.johndaufoundation.org/.

 

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