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The Journey for Education

French son of refugee running across the United States to benefit UNHCR and refugee children


February 12, 2020

Photo courtesy Steve Priest

Andre Eloumou center at Elk Mountain Elementary School after speaking about his journey across the United States to raise awareness of refugee children getting an education.

Andre Belibi Eloumou, a 33 year-old Frenchman from Cherbourg, France, is two months into his five month journey across the United States. He passed through northern Carbon County February 6-9.

His trek across the country is aimed to raise awareness and funds for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), specifically how they educate displaced children who left home because of conflicts in their home country.

"I'm doing this to promote the UNHCR as they help build classrooms and build schools to give access to education for children refugees," Eloumou said. 

He started on Novem...

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