Full of Hope: Philadelphia, PA

27 February 2019 at 4:00pm
Saint Joseph's University, Campion Banquet Hall

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

A talk from Dr. Mireille Twayigira and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Saint Joseph’s University, North Doyle Banquet Hall

4PM, Reception to follow

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.

Join Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in Philadelphia, PA to hear Mireille’s 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.

Co Sponsored by the SJU Refugee & Immigrant Working Group and Latin American and Latinx Studies Department