Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier speaks to students at Dulwich College

Emmanuel Jal – a former child soldier, TIME magazine figure of the year, spokesperson for Amnesty International and UNESCO Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – spoke to and performed for pupils from schools across the Borough of Southwark at Dulwich College this term.

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7th November 2019 — Emmanuel Jal – a former child soldier, TIME magazine figure of the year, spokesperson for Amnesty International and UNESCO Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – spoke to and performed for pupils from schools across the Borough of Southwark at Dulwich College this term.

Jal, who is today a successful and acclaimed recording artist, actor, author and peace ambassador, delivered a message of encouragement and an invitation to pupils to understand and empathise with different perspectives. His core belief is that education is central to changing war-torn landscapes. Through sharing reflections of his life as a child soldier during the Sudanese war - powerful messages about belief, courage and failure - and through performance of his uplifting musical lyrics, the Auditorium at Dulwich College was filled with huge positive energy. Pupils were left with a positive message that will remain with them far beyond the walls of the Auditorium.



Dulwich College (Boys 11-18) is a day and boarding school in South East London.

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