- He is the main character in the book What is the What by Dave Eggers.
- He owns a non-profit organization looking to increase school education.
- Marial Bai school opened in May 2009.
- There is no lighting in Marial Bai.
" I had the sensation that I might always be running like this, that I would always have to run, and that I would always be able to run." - Dave Eggers
Achak was six years old when this journey began.