Kenan Summer Fellow Nyuol Tong featured in Duke Magazine

Growing up in Sudan, Nyuol Tong ’14 wanted to go to school. He’s finally built one in his village.

Nyuol, who founded the nonprofit SELFSudan (the Sudan Education for Liberty Foundation), is also interested in questions of identity in the South Sudanese American community. This past summer as a Kenan Summer Fellow, he examined how South Sudanese Americans live an ethical life. How do they manage the tension between the ethical life defined by their Dinka heritage and the ethical life as defined by many Americans? Nyuol’s project addressed ethical issues related to multiculturalism and moral development, as he is particularly interested in how South Sudanese American parents instruct their children in proper behavior.

Duke Magazine featured Nyuol’s school construction efforts in the July-August 2012 issue. Nyuol also blogged about his Kenan Summer Fellows project.