“My classroom was overcrowded. I had to wake up very early to get to school as early 6.00am or 5.00am so that I could reserve my seat.”
“I am grateful that through the DAFI scholarship programme, I’m a graduate.”
“I have learnt a lot from the Asia games because it is my first time to participate in international games and am happy that I qualified for the finals.”
I am representing not just the refugees in Africa, but the refugees in the entire world.
I am not participating for myself…I am participating on behalf of refugees.
Refugee athletes from Kenya to compete at World Athletics Championships in London for the first time
“I see myself competing one day one time in a higher level. Right now I am participating with the champions and now this is my time I have to polish my talent and to show people in the world that a refugee can make it.”
Award-winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, signs deal to design new homes for thousands of refugees in Kenya
“The key thing will be to construct shelter where no or little technical supervision is required, and use materials that are locally available and eco-friendly. It’s important that the houses can be easily maintained by inhabitants.”
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President meets with refugee athletes in Kenya
“I aspire to be like Mo Farah. I am a big fan. My goal is to run with him in future. He is a good athlete, the way he runs and his style inspire me a lot.”
“We honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.”
Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these.