Sudanese Refugees Work to Keep Children Connected to Homeland

Photos and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

On the map, the North African nation of Sudan is about as far away from Anchorage as you can get. The weather and the landscape are worlds apart too. But a growing number of refugees from Southern Sudan are living in the city.  And they’re working to keep their children connected to their homeland with language classes several nights a week. APRN’s Annie Feidt has this story as part of “The Changing Faces of Alaska” an occasional series on the diversification of the 49th state.

Photos: (Top) Nuer students lean in to try to understand a lesson. (Right) A Nuer student studies a whiteboard lesson.

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