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Open Hearts and a New Home: From Syria and Somalia to Nanaimo

VIU students help two refugees achieve education dreams.

The first time Rahma Hussein and Hassan Al Nabilsi heard of Nanaimo, British Columbia, was when they were informed that they would be going to Vancouver Island University (VIU). Both students are refugees, who were living a world away when they were accepted into VIU – Hussein from Baidao, Somalia, age 21, and Al Nabilsi, age 25, from Daraa, Syria.

See the full article at the VIU News website.


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