War Child a Story of Survival
Emmanuel offers a greater philosophical message about war and peace. He translates his traumatic past as a child soldier into a positive experience that reflects the strength of human character. His lecture focuses on the power of human generosity, the need for political support in Sudan and what each of us can do to make a difference. Music is central to his message and at each appearance as Jal raps for freedom and sings for absolution.
We Want Peace
We Want Peace reaches out to young people across the globe through its educational tours where Emmanuel shares his experience as a child soldier for the purposes of social-emotional learning and peace education, while still coordinating awareness campaigns on various issues. We Want Peace provides a full education pack which maximizes on the learning opportunities around Emmanuel’s story which enable students and young people to understand more fully the complex uses around child soldiers, forced migration, war and how to engage in a more peaceful life, starting with education.
The Journey of a Refugee
Emmanuel shares the story of his remarkable journey from Sudan to Canada. At 11 years old he met a British aid worker who insisted he should not be a soldier. She adopted him and smuggled him to Kenya. After her death he was forced to live in a refugee camp where he focused on music. His songs soon received international acclaim. Now living in Canada, Emmanuel is a model refugee, citizen and someone who gives back to his community. In this presentation he shares his experiences and perspective as a refugee.
Having left his war-torn country of South Sudan behind, Emmanuel has become a successful musician and activist campaigning for peace and education. Watch as he delivers a powerful spoken word performance.
Dresden Peace Prize
Mattie Stepanek Peacemaker Prize
Caldwelll Partners Canada's Top 40 Under 40
Hunt Institute | Humanitarian Award
Common Ground Award