Literacy, Friendship, and the Somali Language

Literacy, Friendship, and the Somali Language “Kani waa miis.” Participants listen to their Somali ‘language guide’ and select the miniature table from the toys in front of them. “Kani waa kursi.” Again they listen and select the doll chair. “Kursiga miiska dinacisa dhig.” Participants place the chair

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My Part in the Resettlement Puzzle

My Part in the Resettlement Puzzle Hi, my name is Kristina Shirokova and I began working at Arrive Ministries in October as the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Eligibility Coordinator and Resettlement Specialist. It’s a long title but it basically means that I help refugees get cash assistance,

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It Is My Life

It Is My Life written by Paw Eh Sometimes in life it is better to explore new things even though it may not be easy all the time. Everybody wishes to have a better life that is free and fair, but not everybody can go through it

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found By Dalia I am ten years old, but almost eleven. I came to America in 2016 to join my parents and brother, who came here as refugees several years ago. When I found out I was going, I didn’t know it was to Minnesota,

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The Handyman

The Handyman By Abu Ahmad I came to Minnesota a year and a half after I was approved to enter the United States as a refugee. My wife and I had been living in Turkey for 26 months, where we went after fleeing the war in Iraq.

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A Beautiful Future

A Beautiful Future By Gidhan Gidhan is a 46 year old Bhutanese refugee from Nepal who came to Minnesota in the spring of 2015 along with his wife and three daughters. The family recalled how after living in the refugee camp for many years they started the

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