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Siyad Maalim (Some Good News)

Siyad Maalim

Meet Siyad Maalim, a Student Refugee Program (SRP) alumnus contributing to the community in the Dadaab refugee camps. He created a YouTube channel named SOMA ACADEMY with the goal of making math simple for students in the refugee camps. “Recently after [the] COVID-19 lockdown, I started thinking about my sister and my brother in Dadaab…
Lena Xin Xiang (Some Good News)

Lena Xin Xiang

Meet Lena Xin Xiang, a former WUSC volunteer, who quit her corporate job last summer to volunteer with WUSC for a year in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, Lena worked on an internationalization strategy with higher education institutions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “When I first joined WUSC, I was struggling to believe…
Gesine Freund (Some Good News)

Gesine Freund

Meet Gesine Freund, an avid runner and WUSC employee who combines her passion for running, and organizing events and fundraisers to support charitable causes. In the last year, Gesine has been organizing awareness and fundraiser campaigns in support of the Student Refugee Program (SRP) – a unique, peer-to-peer sponsorship program that enables young refugees to…
Kai & Phoenix (Some Good News)

Kai and Phoenix Bramley

Meet brothers, Kai (age 10) and Phoenix (age 6), who are participating in this year’s Ride for Refuge – a family-friendly fundraiser that supports charities like WUSC who provide hope and refuge for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.  On October 3, Kai and Phoenix will be scooting 5km each – from one skatepark…
Alice Ishimwe (Some Good News)

Alice Ishimwe

Meet Alice Ishimwe, e-volunteer and WUSC Local Committee member at McGill University. As the volunteer Durable Solutions Officer, Alice is currently facilitating the pre-departure program for 18 refugee students who will be arriving in Canada from Malawi and Tanzania through our Student Refugee Program.