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Idriss Tofiq Tarik Class of 2018 - "light of the nation"

My Background

  • I am 26 years old
  • I am from Kauda Village, South Kordufan, Sudan
  • I am a member of the Toro tribe
  • I am hardworking, courageous and honest
  • My family continues to live in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan

My Story

I heard about LASS from a LASS alumni, and pursued interviews with the school. I was so happy to get a call from a teacher telling me that I had been accepted. This education is important to me in order to gain the knowledge that I need to become a servant leader to transform the people of my country. Today, Sudan is corrupt and war torn; it needs transformation. Learning to be a servant leader is very important, because it is vital to me to serve the people of Sudan. I enjoy reading inspirational novels, (when I’m not playing volleyball). My favorite book is Footprints of Giants - this book inspires habits of greatness and gives insight on how to leave a great legacy by helping others around you to do the same.

My dream is to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a university and be an entrepreneur in investments which will enable me to raise resources to support needy children.
I want to be an advocate for bringing unity to the people. If I were president I would ensure full security for the people and property.

My Vision For The Future

  • I want to positively impact the young generation in my country (Sudan)
  • I have a vision of unity of the people in Sudan
  • I hope to become an entrepreneur, and identify income generation opportunities that I can share with my countrymen and women

Matthew 6:15 is the Bible verse that teaches me about forgiveness: "In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part." - Idriss, July 2017

I appreciate the LASS sponsors. The gift of school fees will allow me to become a good leader and serve my country. I pray for the gift of life, excellence in my examinations and for confidence. - Idriss, July 2017

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