Four of the original members of Nest received the 2019 Global Citizen Award at a ceremony in Saskatoon on February 9. The award was presented to Thelma Howard, Faith Rohrbough, Heather Kleiner and Margareth Peterson by the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation.
The annual award recognizes Saskatchewan people who are making outstanding contributions to global co-operation, peace and justice.
Thelma, Faith, Heather and Margareth have contributed to Nest’s refugee settlement work for 21 years. They were joined at the awards ceremony by other Nest members and friends, including Margaret Achire (pictured on the left), who was the first refugee Nest sponsored 20 years ago and Shakeela Samuel (pictured on the right), who is Nest’s most recent refugee sponsorship. Shakeela, her husband Saleem and their three adult children arrived on December 12.
Joanne Blythe also received a Global Citizens Award at the Saskatoon ceremony for her work to improve women’s health in Mozambique.