Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made a difference in the lives of
Every year, thousands of children are uprooted from their homes and countries to immigrate to a new country for a safe refuge or to escape extreme poverty. The Refugee Child Enhanced Integration Project was created to provide these children with extra support to deal with any resettlement issues which may have an impact on their emotional and academic performance. There are currently 150 children from 12 countries in 31 schools in Calgary who are faced with a major life change. With your support, we can continue to provide services for these children.
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Join us in working to allow these students to focus on their academic performance, thereby becoming successful Canadian citizens.
Ali (pseudonym) is a sixteen year old teenager who came from Syria, but was originally from Somalia. He arrived with his mom and younger sister. When Ali first started school, his teachers were very concerned about him because he began to isolate himself from his peers. He was withdrawn and didn't like school because he was afraid that others would make fun of him for the way he spoke English. He seemed depressed, and his family began to worry about him and was unsure about what to do.