Things to do
Join Yuot A. Alaak in conversation with Australian Refugee Association Inc CEO Deb Stringer as he discusses his life-affirming memoir, Father of the Lost Boys.
During the Second Sudanese Civil War, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four-year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks and the horrors of landmines and aerial bombardment. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak’s son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.
Join author Alexander Thorpe live via webinar as he discusses his cosy, historical murder mystery Death Leaves the Station.
Join us in person each week as we learn about STEM, take on a LEGO challenge and try out fun education apps!
A fun session of listening to stories and singing songs