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By Yubin Kim, Grade 12 student

Imagine being forced to leave your home and country to

flee from danger and persecution. With your life and safety

threatened, you have to leave everything behind, having no

idea what’s going to happen. After arriving in another country,

you have to start all over— from finding a job and a place to

live, to learning a completely new language and making new

friends. Unfortunately, this is the sad reality of what millions of

refugees face every day and they are in need of great love and

support. As God calls us to serve others, we should open our

hearts to help refugee families who may be going through a

difficult transition.

This November, our school has been working closely with

Journey Home Community (JHC), a local organization that helps

refugee claimants arriving in New Westminster. These refugee

families have fled from violence in their home countries and

arrived in Canada, seeking safety and care. Throughout the

month, we have been fundraising for JHC and participating in

various activities to learn more about refugee families and work

towards welcoming these families into our neighborhood.

Recently, we held a Fitness Challenge at the Secondary Campus

to raise awareness about the refugee families who have had

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