Personal Narrative: Unaccompanied Minors Bridging Program

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As a kid I was living a stable life among my family; I grew up in a culture where people respect one another. There was no place for any kind of discrimination among people in my community. It did not really matter who you were, where you came from, or what your skin color was. In my home country, Eritrea, there are a lot of people from Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, but they get treated fairly. When I lived in Egypt I worked as a volunteer in a non profit humanitarian agency for a few months. Even though I was only 16 years old they hired me as a program assistant. The program I worked in was called the Unaccompanied Minors Bridging Program. The program provided educational and psychological support for kids who were vulnerable - kids from different countries who lived in Cairo without their parents and did not know how to communicate with the community. One day as part of our activities in the program we took the kids to a park in Cairo, Egypt. The kids were from different African countries such as Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. By the time we arrived to the park they did not allow us to get into…show more content…
I became mature enough to think about human rights. I started helping people who do not have the ability to do things by themselves. For example, I took them to places so that they can get access to things that they need for their daily life. I also helped people by interpreting to different languages such as English, Tigre, Tigrinya, and Arabic. Since I witnessed that event, I feel like I have a lot to do in the future to help elevate the value of humanity. I want to work as a journalist, who can always write about the truth behind all the issues that the innocent people are facing all over the world, I also want to study criminal justice in college as my major, after I graduate from college my plan is to work hard to bring innocent people’s
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