Hélène Biandudi is currently on assignment in South Sudan, visiting a school in the war-torn village of Mayan Abun that was built by money raised by Rochester-area residents. Her trip is the first opportunity for Rochesterians to meet the children and families whose lives have been touched by their generosity.
Hélène spoke with LeShea Agnew during Morning Edition on Monday to discuss her trip and what she's viewed during her first days there.
Helene is travelling with Sebastian Maroundit, President of the non-profit Building Minds in Sudan.
This is part of WXXI’s reporting and civic engagement initiative around Schools for South Sudan, which explores issues related to education, diversity and racism locally and around the world. Schools for South Sudan is supported in part by The Community Foundation. Follow Hélène's reporting trip on Twitter: @HeleneWXXI and #SouthSudanEd