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The Lost Boys of Sudan

How a group of child refugees from the Sudan made their way to the UA

In 2002, a group of the Lost Boys of Sudan living in Tucson spoke at the UA. They said they had dreams of someday wearing the university "A." Fourteen of them now do, and they have each walked thousands of miles to get here.


The Journey of a lifetime

Their journey began about 17 years ago, when the Lost Boys of Sudan fled from a war that has killed at least 2 million, by conservative estimates. They all left the largest country in Africa between 1987 and 1989 because they were scared.

They were also targets. [Read more ]


Tutor becomes lifelong friend

When UA law student Laura Conover became a volunteer tutor for the Lost Boys of Sudan in 2001, she simply wanted to help them adjust to their new lives in America. But three years later, Conover says she's learned more from them than they have from her. [Read more]


Lost Boys find new homes on campus

While many of the Lost Boys of Sudan continue to live together in their Tucson homes, a few who started classes at the UA this semester decided to move on campus in August, hoping life in the residence halls would help them improve their English and teach them more about American culture. [Read more]


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