When Impossible Turns To I’M POSSIBLE: Deng Thiak Adut :From Child Soldier To International Lawyer

Because we live in a world where we all benefit from one form of privilege or not, we tend to see one’s abilities based on their circumstances rather than their opportunities. It went viral that Black and Brown male Bard inmates beat the prestigious Harvard Debate Club, as if it was an anomaly rather than opportunity in education by which their circumstances held no power over them, even though prior to Harvard they had also claimed victory over nationally ranked teams from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point and University of Vermont. Ironically the debate with Harvard was on whether public schools should be able to deny education to undocumented immigrants. Maybe we need to stop seeing the impossible in circumstance and recognize the individual in the word, I’M POSSIBLE!

As Nelson Mandela said “It seems impossible until it’s done…Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” …

From child soldier and refugee to defense lawyer, Deng Thiak Adut’s story is truly inspiring and a classic case of rising up against all odds.Born in Sudan, Adut was taken away from his mother at six, marched for 33 days and forced to fight with rebels in Ethiopia. At 12 years-old, Adut was shot in the back. He spent years fighting but eventually managed to escape to Kenya. With the help of the UN he was smuggled out of Sudan together with his brother and in 1998 arrived in Australia as an illiterate 15-year-old refugee.

Adut taught himself to read and in 2005 he enrolled for a Bachelors of Law at the Western Sydney University and graduated with a law degree. Adut now works as a lawyer in Sydney, determined to help other refugees with legal advice and support.” READ MORE

As the world is faces one of its greatest refugee crisis since WWII, we must be mindful that everyone has a place in this world, so when we take ownership of our places and spaces in deciding who belongs and who doesn’t belong, may we remember that there are many Deng Thiak Adut’s in desperate need of opportunity to make a worthy life and they too are deserving. All around the world and time and time again we see stories like Deng Thiak Adut’s; yet we still debate about whether education should be a human right in basic necessity, while selling it as the greatest key to the future! The human capacity is dependent on opportunity to thrive in its fullest potential.
 #NoLimitsToHumanAbility #StopDenyingFutures #EducationIsAHumanRight #FreeEducation#InformationIsPower #OurGlobalFusion

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Whoah now, now..
Yeah, now, now, now, yes
Yeah-ah, ah..

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap, whoo

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap

As generation comes and grows
You gotta make preparation while the youths dem grow
It’s what you reap it’s wat you sow
The youths them have a life in the future
So when that’s then you know
If education is the key
Then tell me why the bigger heads a mek it so expensive fi we
Give them the key, oh set them free..

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap, whoo

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap

Oh na na na ay.. eee-eee..
Oh na na na, oh na na na.. na-na-na, na-na-na..

You gotta find a better way
Cause when me look ina Babylon me see a bearful play
And so the Gideon stay, yeah-ey!
All nation come together
Know that King Selassie is the truth and the light and the way
He’s the people, lead them in the right way, eey..

Cause In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap, whoo

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap

You got to show the people there’s still a brighter way, eey!
I know for sure the sun will come out today, yeah-ey!
Vanity an’ elusion will have to fade away.. yeah-ey!
And all the wicked deeds that done, I know you got to pay, yeah-ey!

Cause In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap, whoo

In the streets it’s getting hot
And the youths dem a get so cold..
Searching for food for the pot
They’ll do anything to fill that gap

As generation comes and goes
You gotta make preparation while the youths dem grow
It’s what you reap it’s what you sow
The youths them have a life in the future
So when that’s then you know
If education is the key
Then tell me why the bigger heads a mek it so expensive fi we
Give them the key, oh set them free..

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