When I first met a refugee family, I noticed how vulnerable refugees are. And yet, they are so grateful for any help. As a Girl Scout leader for my daughter’s troop, I saw how she and her troop sisters helped a Congolese refugee family of eight. They tutored the children in English and Math as well as their homework assignments. If we assist refugees even a little bit, it can make a huge difference in their lives. READ MORE
Hi, I’m Dharini Hiremegalur, and in the summer of 2017, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to fundraise for PRERNA to help refugees. My challenge was to hike up 5,825 meters to the summit with a goal to raise $5,825.00 - $1.00 for each meter. With your fervent encouragement, I climbed all the way to the mountain top!! READ MORE
My name is Yuvraj Sethi, I'm a 13-year-old boy who is fortunate enough to have a good education and the means and resources to pursue my interests. I volunteered at PRERNA as part of the “Mentor a Refugee” program and was introduced to Muhammed Ferdaws, a 16-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.
In my humble beginnings of volunteering while living in Phoenix, Arizona, I started interacting with refugee families. It wasn't long before I realized that several gaps existed from the actual onboarding phase to the journey of making a refugee's life sustainable or even comfortable. READ MORE