African Rights Monitor-ARM is honored to have Franco Majok as our keynote speaker this Thursday April 28, 2011 at the screening of The Last Survivor. Mr. Majok, a native of South Sudan, is the Executive Director of Village Help for South Sudan, a 501(c)(3) non-porfit. He became a refugee in 1983 when the civil war began between the North and South. He lost family members in that war (which sometimes called the first genocide in Sudan). He credits his education for helping him escape and survive, first to Khartoum, then Egypt, and then to the US in 1998. In 2000, he began working with the "Lost Boys of Sudan" as a bilingual, bi-cultural Case Manager with Lutheran Community Services. Mr. Majok became a US citizen in 2005, and, with his US passport, returned to his village of Wunlang for the first time in 23 years. He found the entire village desperately in need of food, medical care and education, and decided to raise money and build an elementary school in Wunlang. He has been featured in stories by NPR and the Boston Globe. Mr. Majok lives in Lynn, MA, with his wife and three children. Below is his personal story.