More important than ever

By Rauf

In light of recent troubling developments in the world and the rising anti-refugee sentiment, the work done by organizations like FCJ is more important than ever. I have been privileged to be a part of this organization this summer and could not imagine a more rewarding experience.

Having once been a refugee claimant myself, I can understand and relate to the challenges that many refugees face every day.

It was at FCJ that I was able to translate this empathy into real work. I was touched deeply by the stories of people who bravely shared them with me, by their resilience in the face of adversity, and by their ability to thrive in spite of it. FCJ became my second home, where I made important friendships.

We shared our clients’ hopes and fears, worked together, had meals together, and even danced together. These connections and the importance of work done here will keep me coming back to FCJ for years to come. Thank you for everything.

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