Dut was also born a victim of the Sudanese Civil War, which tragically claimed the lives of both of his parents. At a young age he was orphaned with no one to care for him. He truly was left completely destitute and surrounded by the hopelessness of the war and suffrage. He refused to let the brutal civil war claim his life as well, and learned to secure his own survival.
Dut found a way to attend a boarding school where he managed to excel in academics, leadership and sports. While there, he applied for a scholarship through SOAP. Unfortunately, SOAP was unable to fund any additional students and with a very heavy heart SOAP urged Dut to continue applying until they could accept him. Two years later, SOAP accepted Dut based on available funds.
Dut has proven to be a very determined and capable young man. Dut is currently completing O-level at secondary school in Uganda. Proving his worth is a term he refers to often along with his gratitude and deep desire to reward those who have been so kind to bring him from despair. Dut’s goal is to become a highly educated person, so he may change his life and those around him.