Jacob Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, found generosity among Chester Area Middle School students who hosted a volleyball tournament to raise money for his relief foundation that battles starvation and dehydration in the African nation of South Sudan. School students including, Cameron Longley, Kayla Lerette, Emily Payne, Kate MacKinnon, Maria Kirby-Breen, MacKensie Brown and Jenna Wilson teamed up to organize the day-long tournament last month. The event raised $3,000 toward the Wadeng Wings of Hope society. The girls helped out with, among other things, tournament timekeeping, announcing, scorekeeping, organizing teacher teams, handing out supplies, counting money, and making posters. They were inspired after hearing Mr. Deng's story during a presentation at the school last November. Mr. Deng lives in Halifax now but previously, because of civil unrest, he spent years alone without family in the Sudan refugee system. South Sudan was created about three years ago when the country split. Mr. Deng created the Wadeng organization to help the people of South Sudan. (Story by Keith Corcoran)

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