Sitting Together


WHILE much attention has been given to the needs of refugees, it’s become increasingly clear that there’s an equal need, actually a great need, to provide residents of a country with materials to help them neither fear this challenge, nor feel helpless before it. The materials below, while simple, are meant to start the process of helping parents, grandparents, teachers, and mentors (all who work with young people), to equip them to understand what it means to be a refugee—as well as discovering that helping a refugee or immigrant is just a few steps beyond helping a friend.  —Mrs.Chips


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Just a few steps beyond friendship.

Why new students can seem “dumb,” and unfriendly. 

A journey.


 A story of friendships. 


English lessons with the new neighbors.


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