Australia’s humanitarian program has welcomed thousands of Sudanese refugees in recent years, but recent media reports of certain Sudanese residents breaking the law threaten to paint all members of the ethnic group with the same brush. Trying to understand Sudanese culture a little better, some Australian policemen are now setting out on a trip to build bridges, friendships, and even a children’s school. I spoke with policeman Joey Herrich, Nasir Community Development Agency’s Executive Director, Gatwich Kulang, and Panhom Project Director William Kual Baak about the common understanding hoped to be acheived.

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