Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Refugee Youth Services client participates in US Refugee Youth Consultation in D.C. 2/20

Refugee Youth Services youth client, Matthew T. from Congo, participated at the U.S. Refugee Youth Consultation in Washington, DC on February 20-22, 2016.Mathew 3 Mathew 1

Mathew is 19 year old Congolese refugee who arrived to the U.S in August 2015. Mathew is taking GED classes, and his goal is to become a doctor dedicating his life to helping others.

The conference was sponsored by UNHCR, the United Nations agency that serves refugees internationally. The goal of the U.S. Refugee Youth Consultation was to hear the voices of a diverse set of refugee and migrating youth on their experiences during the flight from their native country, during the stay in the asylum country, as well as their life in the United States.

Mathew and other sixteen conference participants from the nation attended workshops focusing on promoting dialogue and providing an environment for refugee youth to build alliances and networks at a national and global level, to emerge as leaders, and provide participation and a voice from refugee youth resettled in the United States at the 2016 UNHCR-NGO Consultations at Geneva Switzerland.

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