Uganda refugee challenges individuals to 'Be Kind to One Another

Uganda refugee challenges individuals to 'Be Kind to One Another'

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Born with a kind heart Sedrick Djano's upbringing in east Africa inspired his passion for serving others. From Texas to Rwanda, Djano's impact is far-reaching. 

"Any opportunity, anything you have, it can do something. It can change someone's life," he said. 

A refugee from Uganda, born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djano knew from a young age he wanted to help others.

 "I started helping people, with the little that I had, when I was eight years old," he said.

Djano traveled to the U.S. in 2011. He lived in Mississippi then was brought to Texas on a track scholarship. After an injury kept him from running, he focused much of his time giving back to his community.

"Pretty much my life I live paycheck to paycheck, but i save ten percent of my income. At the end of the year in October I'll take a trip, I'll go there with my ten percent so that I can help people, even with the little money that I have."

Despite his hardships, he said his struggles inspire him to continue serving others. 

"It helps me want to help those people who really don't have nothing," he said. "Because I've been there, I've done it. I know how it is. I know how life is tough. So, i'm doing my best to try and change the life of those people."

He said he believes we all have the ability to give and encourages individuals to be kind to one another. He plans to continue the challenge for as long as he can.

"I can encourage, the little you have, please share with anybody. You might have a lot of money or you might have nothing. Or you might have just a little money," he said, "but just the little thing you have, there is somebody who don't have nothing who needs your help."

The Be Kind to One Another program helps provide for poverty-stricken families, specifically in east Africa. 

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