Summary

Tragically, both Angok’s parents were killed in the war.

He and his siblings escaped to Uganda. Without a parent to provide, he says he relies on God to meet his every need.

His faith sustains his spirit – and the meal at school keeps his body and mind healthy.

“If there’s food here at school, at least, then… that is good for a school child!”

Hear from Angok

“So now, I want you if you can help me. Because now if there is no food here at school, and there is no food from home, for you, you will not be alive. You will just die.”

~ Angok Ma Bior

Angok’s story

As the fighting in South Sudan escalated, little Angok heard his parents arguing. His mother pleaded to leave for Uganda; his father insisted that the fighting would soon die down and there was no need to leave.

In the end, his mother smuggled Angok and his siblings out and caught a boat across the lake. They crossed the border safely – but when his mother went back to South Sudan to meet his father, both were killed.

“My father was shot by a gun,” he says. “My mother lost a child there, and she also died. We remained with my older sister, who was still young.”

Life in the refugee settlement was far from easy for the children. His sister dropped out of school and got married in an attempt to better provide, but hunger was a constant companion.

“There is no one who can support me to pay the school fees,” says Angok. “There is no one who can buy for me clothes. I can just call God and tell Him, ‘You will give me the person who can do these things.’

“Our teacher [said], ‘If you lose your own father, what you should put first is God. Why? Because He is the source of life.’”

At school, Angok found solace in the presence of his best friend in class who often lends him his pens and pencils to write down the lessons they learn.

And he found another reason to go to school when Feed The Hungry began providing hot, nutritious, healthy meals. With a good meal each day, he is more alert in class, better able to understand the lesson, and more hopeful for the future.

His faith sustains his spirit – and the meal he receives through the support of generous friends like you keeps his body and mind healthy and nourished.

“If there’s no food here at school, and there’s no food from home, you will not be alive. You will just die,” he says. “But if there’s food here at school, at least, then… that is good for a school child!”

Your support can help feed a child like Angok today. Your gift of just $6 on Take Away Hunger Day will feed a hungry child at school for a whole month. More than a meal, you’ll be helping provide children with an education and the opportunity to know God’s love!