Portfolio Category: Refugees

2016 Scholarship Opportunity

The International Institute recognizes that many barriers exist for people that are completing their education.  Additionally there are even more barriers that exist for immigrants.  To help bridge that gap, the International Institute of Akron has established The Dora Gordon Scholarship for Children and Families of the International Institute.  The scholarship has been established to help…
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BiBi

Article By: Vedad Ghavanini   BiBi has a big smile on her face. She is writing her name for me, one of two words she is now able to write. “ I don’t know how to write. I have never attended school in Burma. Only when I arrived here I learned how to write”, she…
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Bishnu & Krishna Dhimal

Investing in a Stronger Local Economy through Education & Support   After spending 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal, Bishnu Dhimal came to Akron in 2009 with his wife, two sons, and an entrepreneurial spirit. From the young age of 13 in his home of Bhutan, Bishnu pursued his passion for entrepreneurship by…
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San Bahadur Tamang

On the back of one of his paintings there is a small price tag with this artist description,   “San Bahadur Tamang was just three years old when, through intimidation and torture, he and his parents were forced out of their homes, off their farms, and in out of the country by the Bhutan monarchy.…
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