Arrived January 2016 from Tanzania
Arrived January 2016 from The Congo
“I am moving to Michigan this weekend. My friends are there, very many. They are going to work and they will be taking me. No bus! The job is a good thing. On the weekends they don’t work. Saturday is the Sabbath day and it is to go to church. My favorite church is in Michigan.
I will miss the place we went together in the park and played soccer. In the camp in Uganda I used to play soccer.
I am sad to leave my family but I will be visiting on the weekends.
I will miss you, the other Maggie, my case manager Ashley, all my friends, Juma, and my family.”
Arrived November 2011 from Bhutan.
“I have two daughters. I am very happy with my children. They are getting a good education in America, even my disabled child. Hema is a very good student and I am so proud of her.”
Arrived July 2013 from Somalia
“I’ve been here for three years. I came with my mom, four sisters, and two brothers.We were really happy to come to the United States. I was surprised in the first winter time. Oh my God!
I want to go to college soon. I already graduated high school in my country and have a certificate. I want to study English, Math, Science, Social Studies. A lot of people told me Math is really confusing. But you really have to pay attention to understand. It’s really easy. Everything is hard but if you really try, it’s easy.
In my country, we eat injera. I love injera. I can eat it three times a day.In American I like to eat pizza, chicken pizza! I’m always going for McDonald’s. I can get 10 or 20 of whatever I want! I go to McDonald’s and say I need twenty McChickens!”
The name’s Megan. As an AmeriCorps member, I serve at Migration and Refugee Services in Cleveland, Ohio. We resettle over 350 refugees a year. I am inspired by them everyday and want to share their stories with you.
I’m hoping to get started next week. Stay tuned!