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Night Commuters

During the conflict, every night thousands of children from surrounding villages would run from as far as ten miles away to sleep on the floor in the school below.  Here they were safe from night time abduction by the LRA.  The next day the kids would run back to their home village to be

During the conflict, every night thousands of children from surrounding villages would run from as far as ten miles away to sleep on the floor in the school below.  Here they were safe from night time abduction by the LRA.  The next day the kids would run back to their home village to be with their family and go to their own school.  And then run back to safety of the town again that very night.   Really.  Miles.  For years.  They were known as the “Night Commuters”.  These kids are incredible.

Photo: Eamonn Vitt | Kitgum Public School, Kitgum Town.

Photo: Eamonn Vitt | Kitgum Public School, Kitgum Town.