Meet Nu Nee: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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Meet Nu Nee: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

My name is Nu Nee.  I am 20 years old.  I came from a Thailand refugee camp called Mae La Oon camp.  I have been in Regina for six years.  I live with my parents and three siblings.  I have a younger sister and a younger brother.  My parents rent a house in Regina.  My mother works part time and my father works full time in the summer.  My father does not work in the winter time.  I aslo work part time for a cleaning company.  I help my parents to pay for rent, food, the power and energy bills.  


I have been accepted into SIAST.  I want to continue school to learn more things so I can give back to my community one day and I want to have a good job. 


Why did I come to Canada?  I came to Canada as a refugee because I wanted to get more education and have a better life in the future.  I can take care of my parents because my parents are getting older each year.  In the Thailand refugee camp we did not have the opportunity for education like in Canada.  We only had grade one to ten. I was in grade six in Thailand and I did not even have a goal.  I am so lucky that I had a chance to come to Canada.  I have a good education and I have learned many things that I never knew before.  When I was in grade nine at Balfour I started to have a goal.  My goal is when I finish high school I will go to SIAST to became an accounting clerk.  The only set back is I will not be able to live at home for this program.  I will have to leave home and get a place in Prince Albert to fulfill my dream.  


In September 2013, I will attend SIAST for a Business Certificate in Prince Albert.  I plan to live with my friend's family who are also refugees from the same camp as me.  I have always lived with my parents and I am afraid to live by myself and do it all on my own.  I will be taking my citizenship soon and want to become an educated working Canadian that can someday give back to my community.  Thank you Regina Open Door for this scholarship.  


Nu Nee