DONKEYS DON’T FLY ON PLANES

‘Donkeys Don’t Fly On Planes’ is a group of stories told by refugee children from Sudan who are now living in Gippsland. There are many amazing stories within the book and the students were very proud when their book was published.

The book has so far raised over $7,000, with proceeds from the book sales going directly to BOCEP, to support children who have been victims of war in South Sudan.  ‘Donkeys Don’t Fly On Planes’ has gone to almost every corner of Australia… and beyond! Some copies are now in China, America, South Sudan and Nairobi.

Guguei, Nyetap and Nyanom shared their stories in the book and they are all part of 5/6A at Liddiard Road Primary School.

Hazelwood North Primary School students are going to ask some questions to our three students, who will then respond to the questions.

12 thoughts on “DONKEYS DON’T FLY ON PLANES

  1. Hi,
    We are from Hazelwood North Primary School. Our reading group read Life By Nyaduoth Ruot. It was a very moving story.
    We would like to ask Nyaduoth these questions:
    What was the hardest part of the 4 day walk Gambella?
    What was the hardest part in losing your mum?
    Were you ever threatened to be killed?
    What was your favourite thing in South Sudan?
    What is your best memory of South Sudan?
    What do you like about Australia?
    What was it like being on the boat?
    What is your favourite colour and food?
    How is your life now compared to how it was in South Sudan?
    How did you get to Australia?

    Thank you in advance for answering our questions, if any of the questions are too personal you don’t have to answer them.

    From Ben, Chloe, Jordan, Jackson, Xavier, Blake, Maddi, Bridie, Aston, Byron, Joel, Patrick, Erin, Sophie A, Sophie B, Meg, Lily, Emily, Shaynia, Sarah, Lara and Miss Barker.

  2. Hey Guguei
    My name is Callum from Hazelwood north and I have a couple of questions for you:Was it scary in Africa?

    Did it hurt whan you wiped your butt with sand?

    Thanks for reading hope you reply soon and well… see you soon!

    1. Sometimes because there were kidnapers and wild animals that could kill you if you were young but when the war was going on I was safe because no one from the war can kill us.

      No because the grass was soft .

  3. Hello we are grade 4\5 students from Hazelwood North Primary School, our names are Alyssa, Lara and Carly.We have some questions to ask you: Do you like living in Australia?
    How long did it take to write the stories?
    We really enjoyed your story its really good and every one in our class like it. We hope you keep on writing stories. Thanks from Hazelwood North Primary School.

  4. Hello we are from Hazelwood North Primary 4/5/6
    We are Gavin, Mitchell and Jarryd we enjoyed reading your book

  5. Hi Nyetap, guguei, nyanom
    do you enjoy the beaches in Australia?
    Do you barrack for an AFL footy team?
    Does Mr Andrew try to get you to barrack for Melbourne Demons?
    We think you should go for Collingwood.
    Bye from Emma and Sophie

    1. Do you enjoy the beaches in Australia? Yes because the water was so cool and nice
      Do you barrack for an AFL footy team? Yes Geelong Cats
      Does Mr Andrew try to get you to barrack for Melbourne Demons? Sometimes
      We think you should go for Collingwood. Na I don’t think

  6. Hi Nyetap, we are grade 4/5s from Hazelwood North Primary School. We would like to ask you some questions.

    Does your mum speak english now?
    Do you have more friends in Australia?
    Is Australia funner than Africa?
    Where did you get your ideas from?
    What was Australia like when you got here?
    Did you get sick on the plane?
    Do you have any pets?
    Was it sad to leave Africa?
    Why did your dad stay in Africa?
    When you wrote the story was it about memories?
    Do you like it in Austrlia?
    How old are you?
    What types of animals are in Africa?

    Thank you we really liked your story.

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