For the one year anniversary of South Sudan’s independence I organized a field mission with UNHCR supporter Alek Wek. Wek visited a UNHCR returnee site in her hometown of Wau where UNHCR has built 500 homes for returning refugees, a community center, school, police post and is providing other services. Alek was able to take part in the anniversary celebrations and meet with the first lady. Additionally, Wek traveled to the border to talk with arriving refugees who are fleeing the violence in Sudan. Below is a short documentary I produced of the journey. I was able, with the support of Alek’s publicists, to secure over 60 media articles on South Sudan and Wek. We have since begun working on fundraising efforts for education facilities in South Sudan. I also wrote several articles from the trip. Some are linked below.
December 28, 2012
South Sudanese Supermodel Alek Wek’s Journey Home