In 1991, the collapse of the Somali Democratic Republic and the resulting civil war led to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing from Somalia to Kenya, with many finding refuge in the town of Dadaab. Nearly 16 years later, in 2007, the refugees find themselves in a state of limbo; unable to return to their home country due to the past conflict, while being unable to advance due to a lack of documentation.

Two refugees, Nabilah and Ibrahim, are given the opportunity of a lifetime: a WUSC scholarship and the opportunity to study in Canada through their Student Refugee Program (SRP). Watch the full story of Nabilah and Ibrahim, as they discuss some of the challenges that come with integrating into their new lives as refugee students in Canada and the importance of the SRP.

 

TRUSU will be hosting a referendum to ask students if they want to invest in the WUSC SRP on November 21 -23, 2018.

Click here for more information about the referendum.

 

Interested in helping bring the SRP to TRU?

Sign up below and the Equity Committee will follow up! 

 

For information, contact:

Sierra Rae
Vice President Equity
250.828.5289
s.rae@trusu.ca

Dylan Robinson
Equity Coordinator
250.828.5289
equity@trusu.ca

 

About the Equity Committee

The TRUSU Equity Committee is a group of eight elected and appointed students who work to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of marginalized groups in society, and to challenge that oppression on campus.