Refugee's nearly 5-hour commute pays off in his fight for the future
What an inspirational story and young man! I also love the idea of having this
be required reading for all High School students in the State of Utah!!
I lived 3 years in that part of Central Africa. Part of my job was
investigating genocidal acts. Few people know that more people have been killed
in eastern Congo since WWII than any other conflict in the world. It keeps
going and everyone loses. Successes such of this one is not the norm, BUT they
have to be celebrated. Ashraf and Jean De Dieu, Congratulations and I only wish
you greater success in the future!
His aunt was in my ESL class a few years ago. She was so scared at first but she
was amazing. She used her breaks to study and worked so hard. So nice to read
about her family!
I love his determination to succeed and wish him the best! Thank you Deseret
News for inspiring stories.
Granny has the right idea. If a compilation of stories about refugees who were
and are committed to be helpful citizens were required reading, it would be far
more beneficial to students than many books they are reading. The young
man's background is sad, but there is nothing depressing about his
determination to move forward. I appreciate DN for making such stories available
to us. I wish these relocated individuals great success. I appreciate the
screening process too.
The story gives a whole new meaning to, "Whatever the mind can conceive and
believe, it can achieve" What a story!
Wow, this article should be required reading for every high school student in