Dedicated TSOS team members work hard to collect refugees’ stories and to advocate on their behalf. Learn more here about the work, the people and what moves us! Our team is always at hand to inform, present or answer your questions.
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) has safely entered Bangladesh to gather the stories of some of the 725,000 Rohingya refugees who have escaped extreme violence in Myanmar and who now live in Cox's Bazar - the largest refugee settlement in the world where, according to UNHCR, over half of the residents are children.
Their Story is Our Story, a charity in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, run entirely by volunteers, is collaborating with Frankfurt International School for the first event of its kind to help bridge the gap between refugees and established citizens within the local communities of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Would this mother EVER see her husband again? Her children again? Would this family EVER be reunited? That sinister question mark hooked me like a harpoon to the heart.
Well... I couldn’t have imagined how that story would change.
"We did not choose to leave our home and find a new one here in Europe. We don’t want this life. We miss our family and our home and our lives in Syria. We are no different than anyone else. We sit and eat dinner around a table just like you do."
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"My girls went quiet. With each handful of words I read, genuine sorrow began to crease their faces. They were considering it all. The sting of loss. The darkness of despair. The wrongs of injustice. And the need for compassion."
"How am I going to answer the upcoming generation? How am I going to leave some sort of small legacy so I could say, 'I could not do everything, I'm sorry that I couldn't do everything, but could I do something? Could I do something, just one small thing?' It's an accumulation of all of these one small things, that literally do shift history."
Melissa Dalton-Bradford, co-founder of Their Story Is Our Story, had the opportunity while traveling through Utah last week to attend a reception and a lecture with Arthur Brooks, a prolific writer, remarkable public speaker, president of American Enterprise Institute, and a leading voice for caring for the vulnerable and needy.
I hope that this book will take readers’ breath away and compel them to take moments out of distractingly busy lives to connect with the people within these pages. Human stories are what life is about- I’m just lucky to be able to work with and share them.
Check out the incredible evening of stories and songs that we held last weekend at the Salt Lake City Library!