Maria Reha who arrived in May (a refugee from Afghanistan) and Monica Zia who arrived in July (a refugee from Pakistan) enjoy their first snowfall in Saskatoon. Nest welcomed 28 people so far this year, setting a new record for arrivals. Our Sudanese family in Egypt with relatives in Saskatoon arrived on March 31. The Iqbal family, Pakistani Christians in Thailand, waited six years to … Continue reading A record breaking year!
After long waits and little movement, we are starting to see progress on the refugee sponsorship front! Nest is waiting to welcome many refugee families to Saskatoon. But two families recently arrived: A Sudanese family in Egypt with relatives in Saskatoon arrived in March (pictured here) and our Afghan human rights champion Maria and her two adult sons arrived in May. Maria’s family was the first privately sponsored Afghan refugee family to arrive in the city, after an eight month wait. And there is progress on other Nest family sponsorships too: Continue reading “Nest family sponsorships”
How is it that two refugee families from Colombia and Syria have found a “second home” at Shotokan Karate YXE?
One might expect that soccer would be the sport of choice for children from Syria or Colombia. But for two refugee families living in Saskatoon, it is all about karate.
The kids passion for karate is due in large part to the commitment, passion and generosity of Sensei Brad and his staff at Shotokan Karate YXE.