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November 2023 / Arts, Community, Education and Learning, Nature, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Thank You, Whatever Comes

by Conrado Tostado When I was sixteen and I started meeting my poet friends every Friday afternoon at the newly opened Gandhi bookshop’s café, in south Mexico City, I read… Read More

November 2023 / "I am thankful for ...", Community, Education and Learning, Family, Food, Immigration Stories, Philosopy, Poem, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Bagher Alizadeh I am thankful for my teacher She helps me learn I am thankful for work We all need to buy things I am thankful for family I… Read More

November 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Immigration Stories, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, War and Conflict

Refugee for Refugee

by Ali Ansari My name is Ali Ansari. I was born in Afghanistan. I lived there until 2007, when our lives became very difficult and we had to move to… Read More

November 2023 / Countries, Education and Learning, Fiji, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Teenagers in a Foreign Country

by Mizuki Yokoi One day, my mother said to me, “Are you interested in studying abroad?” At the time, my best friend had moved far away, my grades were poor,… Read More

November 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Goals, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, War and Conflict, Work

My Life Story

by Sonia Habibzada My childhood and adolescent I was born in an Afghan and Muslim family. As Afghanistan past 3 decades war. So, My family immigrated during the war to… Read More

November 2023 / Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Immigration Stories, Japan, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

My Life in the US: Moving Back and Forth Between Japan and the US

by Yoshimi Hiramatsu Introduction My husband and I have been moving back and forth between Japan and the US three times for 22 years because of his business. I would… Read More

November 2023 / Community, Education and Learning, Goals, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Asma Habibi I am studying to learn English and to use the computer better. I have a lot to do to improve in both of those. I also have… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Countries, Education and Learning, El Salvador, Family, Goals, Health and Health Care, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, Work

Dreams Come True

by Alcida Duenas I was born in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, I grew up in a rural area where there was no electricity or drinking water. Read More

October 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Zarghuna Hamidi My name is Zarghuna Hamidi, I am from Afghanistan. I came here in 2021. I came here by airplane. The trip took 7 days. We started our… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, Ukraine, War and Conflict

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by Nataliia Belko My name is Nataliia Belko. I am from Ukraine. I came here on 01/25/23. I came here by airplane with my son. His name is Yehor, he… Read More