Farkhonda, a recently arrived Afghan refugee and Global Gathering Place client, generously agreed to share her story of escaping Afghanistan, the role GGP has played in helping her and her husband settle in, as well as her message to the Saskatoon community that, “Every one of us are going to contribute to this community, this country.”
Farkhonda is one of 178 individuals who recently arrived to Saskatoon from Afghanistan; the average age being 25 years old. There is so much promise in refugees who land here, as you’ll see from this conversation with Farkhonda. Check out her video below!
Like all newcomers, Farkhonda’s immigration status is one tiny piece of who she is. Farkhonda is passionate about research and sociology. She’s whip-smart, full of heart, and incredibly courageous. She’s quickly diving into her new life—working to get her credentials recognized in Canada and taking swimming lessons so she can experience Saskatchewan’s lakes next summer. Check out Farkhonda’s video and we think you’ll agree that Saskatoon is extremely lucky to have Farkhonda and her husband in our community!
One more thing: Helping resettle refugees is always a difficult, expensive, and long process, and the pandemic has made it even more so. If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to make a donation to our special Refugee Resettlement fund. Every dollar will go toward costs including covering medications, transportation, food, and more.