शरणार्थी थाह सधैंभरि मेरो जीवन परिवर्तन भएको छ

Understanding and helping the refugee children population
Refugee girl in the playground

विश्व शरणार्थी दिवस को सम्मान मा 2017: शरणार्थी थाह सधैंभरि मेरो जीवन परिवर्तन भएको छ

Understanding and helping the refugee children population

Growing up in an upper-middle class suburb of Jacksonville, I lived in constant ignorance of the refugee community in our city. त्यसपछि, in the fall of 2013, I enrolled in a course entitled “Colloquium” This course, taught by Dr. Leslie Kaplan, focused on understanding and helping the refugee children population.

This course forever changed my life. As a result of the brief encounters I had with refugee children, I decided to become a facilitator for the Colloquium course, which gave me further opportunities to interact with the refugee community. I also began volunteering with Lutheran Social Services, from which my fondest memory is of tutoring refugee middle-school students. It was inspiring to see their determination and hope firsthand.

Changing my major to social work to serve and be an advocate for the many refugees in this country

Because of volunteering, I changed my major to social work so that I could serve and be an advocate for the many refugees in this country. During my final year at UNF, I interned at Project for Healing, a small nonprofit that provides mental health counseling and wellness programs to refugees in the Jacksonville area. It is here at Project for Healing that I encountered a client who will forever be a reminder of my time working with refugees.

Together, we worked towards helping this client understand how to take the city bus to the client’s medical appointments. With a language and cultural barrier between us, I learned a great deal of patience and respect. I worked to build trust and rapport with the client and while doing that, I helped the client to gain independence and confidence. The client helped me to learn the same lessons I was trying to teach the client, and I will forever be grateful for the unspoken respect and trust between this client and myself. This experience reminds me that smiles are universal.

विश्व शरणार्थी दिवस को सम्मान मा 2017, यस शरणार्थी केन्द्र अनलाइन कसरी शरणार्थी राम्रो हाम्रो जीवन बनाउन को कथाहरू सङ्कलन छ.

यो शरणार्थी केन्द्र अनलाइन विश्वास गर्छ newcomers हाम्रो देश राम्रो ठाउँ बनाउन. यो हामी र हाम्रो समुदाय साथै लाभ - शरणार्थी resettlement छैन गर्न नैतिक वा नैतिक कुरा केवल छ. देश भर व्यक्तिहरूलाई यी कथाहरू देखाउन कसरी जानने, शिक्षा, काम, र सायद सबैभन्दा महत्वपूर्ण, साथी हुनुको, शरणार्थी अमेरिका को ज्यान सुधार छन्.

विश्व शरणार्थी दिवस जुन 20, 2017

आफ्नो समुदायमा घटनाहरू खोज्न र विश्व शरणार्थी दिवस मनाउन कसरी सिक्न 2017.

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बारेमा Katherine Parker

As a graduate of the University of North Florida with my Bachelor’s in Social Work, Katherine Parker now in the process of applying to the Florida State University for her Master’s in Social Work.