Friday, March 14, 2008
the Lost Boys
In 1987, a civil war drove an estimated 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in South Sudan. Most were six or seven years old. Wandering for years, they walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a Kenyan refugee camp. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. There are approximately 150 Lost Boys residing in the Nashville area.
The Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville was created in the fall of 2004 by photographer Jack Spencer and a small group of volunteers, after witnessing first hand the tragic circumstances many of the young men still face in the Nashville community.
The Foundation's mission is to the reunification and living enhancement of the Lost Boys of Nashville by working with the Lost Boys and their leadership to create and fund a community complex. In order to make this happen the Foundation is hosting a series of fundraising events. The proceeds will go to the Foundation, whose commitment is to the reunification and living enhancement of the Lost Boys of Sudan who have made Nashville their home.
Do not miss out!