Erica Bryant's Article

Erica Bryant recently published an article about BMISS in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Here's an excerpt:


Halfway across the world, Angelina Awien Malek walks three miles on her knees to get to a school that Rochester helped build. Polio crippled her legs, but not her resolve. So she starts out at 6 a.m. and arrives at 9:30 every school day.

Sebastian Maroundit showed me her picture, part of a slideshow from his recent trip home to South Sudan. After being chased from his village there as a child he joined a generation of "lost boys" who were displaced by a brutal war between northern and southern Sudan. He spent his childhood in refugee camps and eventually settled in Rochester.

Continue reading the full article in the D&C's paid archive.