Alexis Niyonkuru

State: Texas City of Residence: Houston, Texas Country of origin: Burundi Arrival in the U.S.: 2007 Mr. Alexis Niyonkuru is a refugee from Burundi who was resettled to Houston, Texas in 2007. Shortly after his arrival to the U.S., Mr. Niyonkuru decided to join the Gary Job Corps Center, and within a couple years he received his High School Diploma, […]

Jean-Claude Mauridi

State: Texas City of Residence: Fort Worth, Texas Country of origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo Arrival in the U.S.: 1999 Mr. Jean-Claude Mauridi was 16 years old when war broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He fled his country in order to avoid recruitment by the rebels, and spent the next ten years in a refugee […]

Hadidja Nyiransekuye

State: Texas City of Residence: Denton, Texas Country of origin: Rwanda Arrival in the U.S.: 2000 Ms. Hadidja Nyiransekuye is a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide. She was sponsored to come to the United States in 1998 based on her teaching experience and education background, as well as her extensive language skills, which include English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda. She […]