- May 11th, 2012
Representatives from two of United Way of the Lower Mainland’s community partners - Surrey’s Options Community Services and MOSAIC immigrant services – have helped unite a Kenyan refugee living in Canada with her young daughter after almost 4 years apart.
The mother, Zeynab Mahamed, had been forced to leave her seven-week old baby behind in Africa when she moved to Canada with her other children, as she had fallen pregnant while her application papers were being processed.
Ruth Beardsley, a senior manager at Options Community Services, worked with lawyers at MOSAIC, to break through red tape and various requirements to make this heart-warming reunion take place recently. Beardsley even travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, to bring the young girl home to her mother in Canada.
Read more about this story at vancouversun.com
June 17, 2013
United Way of the Lower Mainland's Public Policy Institute is a leadership training program for the non-profit sector. Two graduates of the 2013 graduating class have already made significant changes to their lives thanks to the skills they learned.
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