Welcome to Our ‘Lunch With HOPE’ Webinar Series

Join us on August 30, 2020 from 10 – 11 AM EDT for our Kid-to-kid webinar.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Kid-to-Kid Connections: Life of Kids in Ariang | Sunday 30th, 2020 10 AM – 11 AM EST

Come hear from the next generation of global leaders on Sunday 30th, 2020 from 10-11 AM EST.


This webinar will be moderated by 12-year-old, Ellyana, who is Gabriel and Elizabeth Deng’s oldest daughter. She will be joined by her two cousins from Awut and Deng from South Sudan.


Ellyana will share her experiences of living and going to school in Kenya and her visits to Ariang, South Sudan over the last four years, and draw some similarities and differences in cultures and education.


What do they love about growing up in Ariang or going to school in Kenya?


What challenges are there for a kid in South Sudan?


Adults and kids of all ages are welcome as we open our understanding of the world we live in.

Culture and Daily Life in Ariang with mama Akuach | CHECK BACK FOR DATE AND TIME

Story of Akuach & Awut. Akuach was born and raised in Ariang South Sudan shortly after the civil war of North Sudan and South Sudan. She (and men and women of her generation) missed out on education and other opportunities.

Awut is her daughter. The relationship between then has been great. Both have learned a lot from each other. When Akuach enrolled started her tailoring course, Awut helped her with translation until Akuach had a hang of it.

Today, Akuach is a competent tailor. Hear this and more. Learn cultural practices, lifestyles, art forms, and songs of South Sudan from someone who knows them first-hand.

‘A Long Walk To Water’ Book Discussion | CHECK BACK FOR DATE AND TIME

The book ‘A Long Walk To Water’ By Linda Sue Park. Meet John Gitonga and Kim Buchanan as they read through the book and use its great lessons to encourage primary and high school students to develop resilience, growth mindset, leadership, and problem-solving skills.