Since our Syrian refugee family arrived last Thursday, they have embraced life in Canada with eagerness and gratitude. This email is longer than most GFORCe updates, but I think you’ll be interested in the details.
The three boys are thrilled to be back in school, after months of home schooling with their mother in Beirut. Holy Cross School is just a walk away from their home. There, they were given school supplies, toys, books in Arabic, and gift cards to buy backpacks. A Board translator is available to them, although their English is already very good. Little Andre could hardly be pulled away from the water table in his kindergarten room. Albeir is in Grade 6, and Alphred in Grade 8. Meanwhile, Salim and Diala go to ESL classes in Milton.