Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian-My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph, by Yusra Mardini is the perfect book for high schoolers or adults looking for an uplifting story of how hard work and grit pay off. Yusra Mardini grew up in Syria in the midst of war. She grew up in a family of swimmers and all she wanted was to go to the Olympics. She’s on her way until war ruins her ability to train. She desperately wants to train for the Olympics. She and her older sister embark on a dangerous journey to try to gain asylum in Germany. This is the story of their journey and how they adapt to life once they are in Germany. The portrayal of their experiences was realistic and timely. Yusra’s courage and hope will inspire readers, along with her dedication to her sport and her desire to compete in the Olympics.
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Our hearts are heavy due to the events and suffering in Israel and Palestine. We understand that any conflict leading to loss and displacement have long-term effects for individuals, families, and the community at large. We continue to work toward creating and advocating for better welcome in each of our own communities.
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) was privileged to participate inECDC’s 2023 National Conference, August 23-24, 2023. Addressing the theme “Hope and Resilience,” both local and national leaders and advocates responded to the challenges of the past few years and looked forward to the future of refugee resettlement with a renewed sense of optimism.
The Afghan Adjustment (AA) has been reintroduced in both the House (H.R.4627) and the Senate (S.2327) of the United States by a bipartisan group of legislators. We invite you to join us in honoring our promise to our Afghan allies by urging your representatives to pass the Afghan Adjustment!