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From Homeless Refugee to Living the American Dream - Derreck Kayongo

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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 7:00pm
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In 1979, when Derreck Kayongo was ten, his family fled the civil war in Uganda for a better life in America. Kayongo never forgot the experience of homelessness and living in a refugee camp, and today he has made it his mission to help save the lives of millions of children in developing countries, one bar of soap at a time.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom in the Reitz Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Kayongo's life is an inspirational story of fortitude and triumph over the odds. Drawing on the hardships of his refugee experience, Kayongo shares how he went on to manufacture a solution to a global problem, the life lessons he learned along the way, and how they apply to one's ability to stay relevant in today's market.

Part of the Common Reading Program being co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center and the Dean of Students Office