Kidnapped at the age of eight, and trained to kill by the age of ten, Emmanuel Jal is a former child soldier for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. After a harrowing journey to freedom he’s now living a fresh new life in Canada, sharing the story of his country and preaching empathy through music. He says he always wanted to be part of the solution:
“I believe that I am in this world for a reason. Everything happens for a reason. This past made me stronger.”
The hip hop artist shares his thoughts about the healing and transformational power of empathy.
“Any human being that doesn’t practice empathy will lead a very empty life, because empathy is what makes us human. It’s like a call to our purpose.”
This 8-minute Uplift Connect Podcast features a moving story with powerful life lessons for all of us.