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Meet Lahset Lay - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Lahset Lay - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My name is Lahset Lay. I am from a Thailand Refugee Camp. Novemer 2006 I came to Canada with my parents and seven siblings. I came to Canada because of the war in Burma. Burmese military tried to elminate our ethnic group and take over our land. My parents moved from place to place because of...


Meet K?tru Paw - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet K?tru Paw - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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I am K’tru Paw. I lived in Thailand refugee camp for 12 years with my parents and three siblings. But now we have been in Canada for four years and eight months. It is very difficult for me to understand everything. I am a grade twelve student at Martin Collegiate. In school, I try my best to...


Meet Amir Samadyar - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Amir Samadyar - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My Name is Amir Samadyar. When I was a boy, my parents left everything and everyone behind in order to start a new life. Beginning a new life was not easy and it did not happen quickly; it was a 15 year process. My ethnicity is complex. My parents are Afghan, but I was born and grew up in Iran....


Meet Amina Ibrahim - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Amina Ibrahim - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My Name is Amina Ibrahim. I am from Somalia. I have lived in Canada since February 2008. I live with my mom and five siblings. My family escaped from war in Somali in 1986, and then my family immigrated to Malwi and lived in a refugee camp. We lost our dad in 2001. My family applied to come...