Water for Sudan founder visits Kings

Today Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan Inc., visited the King’s school district. Salva is also an actual character in the New York Times bestselling novel, “A Long Walk to Water” by Newbery Award winner Linda Sue Park. He presented to the 6th graders at CIS and the 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday morning at Kings Junior High.  

Recently, CIS was informed that they were the winner of the Iron Giraffe Super Challenge. The #ReadWalkWater social initiative started back at Columbia in 2013, and has rapidly grown since then. They were the first school ever to raise over $35,000 for the cause. Due to this, they received a personal visit from Dut himself.

“Everyone eating all the time,” Dut’s response to what surprised him most about America.

Dut currently resides in South Sudan, and only makes the trip to the United States 2-3 times a year.

Along with his presentations at CIS and KJH, he will also be giving a community presentation tonight at 6:30 in the Columbia Intermediate Cafeteria.

Kylie Benning

By Kylie Benning

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