Full of Hope – Conversation with Dr. Mireille Twayigira

10 April 2019 at 8:30am

Full of Hope: One Refugee’s Journey of Survival, Resilience, and Education

A Conversation with Dr. Mireille Twayigira and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus, Beane Hall

8:30 AM, Coffee & Bagels; 9:00 AM, Presentation

Dr. Mireille Twayigira’s story is one of both survival and resilience. A refugee who had to flee from conflict, Mireille spent much of her early childhood in search of a home. After a tragic and difficult journey in which she lost her sister, mother, and grandmother, Mireille found hope through education. Mireille received an education through Jesuit Refugee Service at Dzaleka camp in Malawi, which led to a scholarship to medical school in China. Now Mireille, who says she was “meant to serve others,” uses her medical degree and her story to help others heal and maintain hope.

You are invited to join Jesuit Refugee Service/USA  to speak with Mireille over breakfast and learn about her inspiring story and what can be done to ensure more children forced to flee from crisis and conflict can receive an education and an opportunity for a hopeful future.  The presentation and discussion will be of particular interest to social work and education students and human service and education professionals that work with immigrant and refugee populations.

Co Sponsored by Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA) Loyola University School of Social Work ; Loyola University Chicago School of Education​Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education–OLCE