“Schools for Life” program featuring Shamsoun Dikori – April 13

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to hear Shamsoun Dikori speak about his story, which teachers students, faculty and staff of Elon University about the educational environment in the Southern Kordofan State of Sudan, the purpose behind the formation of my nonprofit organization Schools for Life, Inc. and why each and every individual should consider supporting its mission.

The event will take place on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in McEwen Communications Building 011.

Dikori’s friends describe him as a very outgoing student, who is successful in both the classroom and on the soccer field, where he plays for the university team. Dikori’s life, however, was not always this bright. Dikori who is from Sudan, fled the country during its brutal twenty year civil war. Along with the rest of his family Shamsoun was able to escape to the United States in 2000 and by 2007 he was already entering Pfeiffer University as a freshman.

Dikori not only has excelled on the soccer field as one of the teams most valuable players but also is heavily involved in various school activities and is friends to many. Now a senior at Pfeiffer, Dikori has started to think about his future. Dikori after his graduation plans on returning to his home in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan where he hopes to build a school for his local community. Dikori over the past year has already created a nonprofit for his cause (Schools for Life, Inc.) and has raised more than $2,000.

Dikori hopes to continue to raise money and reach his goal of $100,000 so that he can return home and begin construction on the school for his community.