Akuja de Garang is the project leader of the UK aid-funded programme Girls' Education South Sudan.
On her way to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for her work, she came to speak to DFID about her life as a refugee and how she returned to South Sudan, where she was born, as an adult to help girls go to school.
Listen to Akuja's inspirational story here, and to watch our video with her visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9s-ZGNHiI
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