Farewell to an inspiration

Mourners attending the service at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park.
Mourners attending the service at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park.

Among those joining his South Sudanese family and friends to farewell the 13-year-old, who drowned at Claytons beach last month, were his classmates and teachers from Greenwood College.

‘Being a dad is sometimes hard to explain how things happen,’ Jenon’s father Materno said before referring to the photograph and how it reminded him of his son’s ability to amuse his siblings and wider family with a story.

‘He had special attributes and leadership’