Those that take flight from their home country due to warzone conflicts or are victims of attempted genocide, therefore seeking shelter in another land, always have a history. They probably went to school, many would have worked, and in the process acquired various qualifications and skills.
Those educational achievements and artisan values could easily be transported to the host country, contributing to the mutual benefit of both the refugee and his adopted country. Along the way, it would also ensure his social inclusion in a new life and breathing space for him to grow into an upstanding citizen.
If only it was that easy and straightforward. Of course, refugees can achieve academic excellence and show potential even as emerging leaders in the community, but their ambiguous legal status can hold them back. There’s the rub. Here’s reasons why:
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