I had the opportunity to return to my hometown of Wau. There, a returnee village called Alek Chok has been erected where UNHCR have built 500 homes, a health clinic, a primary school, and a community center. When I arrived, I was greeted by dozens of children singing and dancing on their way to school. When I was in Wau, I saw myself in the eyes of the children and really felt the need to make a difference.

Photo: C.Tooze/UNHCR