Mohy Speaks at Bullis High School in Washington, DC

Mohy Speaks at Bullis High School in Washington, DC

Mohy visited and continued to visit schools and university sharing his personal journey as a Refugee to inspire students to support the resettlement of all refugees regardless. Read the article here.

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Virginia: Thon Moses Chol

Virginia: Thon Moses Chol

State: Virginia

City of Residence: Alexandria, Virginia

Country of origin: Sudan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2000

Reverent Thon Moses Chol was only four years old when the war in Sudan forced him to flee his village as a “Lost Boy” and fend for himself before being resettled as an unaccompanied minor. Mr. Chol was resettled to the United States in 2000 and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia where he works as a Vocational Specialist for the Washington, D.C. government. He is also an ordained Episcopal Pastor at St. Paul’s …

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District of Columbia: Mohyeldin Mohamed

District of Columbia: Mohyeldin Mohamed

State:District of Columbia

City of Residence: Washington, D.C.

Country of origin: Sudan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2009

Mr. Mohyeldin Mohamed fled Sudan after he was imprisoned for protesting and speaking out against the Sudanese government. He was resettled to the United States in 2009 and currently lives in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mohamed recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, pre-law, Arabic, and psychology at North Dakota State University. Coming from a country where he was marginalized and treated like a second-class citizen, Mr. Mohamed says that he feels …

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Maine: Ekhlas Ismail Ahmed

Maine: Ekhlas Ismail Ahmed

State: Maine

City of Residence: Portland, Maine

Country of origin: Sudan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2005

Ms. Ekhlas Ahmed was forced to flee the outbreak of civil war in Sudan with her mother, father, and three younger brothers in 2003. Her family was resettled to Portland, Maine, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Southern Maine, and currently works for AmeriCorps as a high school ELL teacher. Ms. Ahmed is the vice president and co-founder of Darfur Youth of Tomorrow, an …

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