Former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal offers a peaceful way to save Darfur
Jal is seeking a mediated settlement between the warring parties and offers a solution in which students can choose to engage on the ground by rebuilding schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure in the Darfur region of the Sudan. Spring break service trips can be organized and students could join these trips. This would be a direct and effective way for students to serve to resolve the crisis in Darfur.
More than any indirect social, economic or political action in reference to Sudan, the friendships and goodwill developed on these trips will go all that much further to repair the breeches of human discord in Sudan.
Source: Daily Collegian by Eric Magazu, February 22, 2009: Lessons from a war child
Eric Magazu is a Collegian columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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