american society – Vet Clin Path Journal Fri, 18 Mar 2022 10:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 american society – Vet Clin Path Journal 32 32 UMich Student Programs Support Afghan Refugees in Ann Arbor Fri, 18 Mar 2022 05:04:33 +0000

Two University of Michigan student organizations, End the Cycle and the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program (MRAP), are working together to create educational materials for Afghan refugees in Ann Arbor. The program combines the End the Cycle goals of improving education equity and the MRAP goal of supporting refugees by helping Afghan refugees adjust to life in Ann Arbor.

Volunteers from these organizations teach Afghan families English and American culture through WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used globally but with more limited domestic following. Recently, schools in Oakland reached out to the program to ask for help with classes for refugee students in the district.

LSA Junior Rija Awan is the President of End the Cycle and the Volunteer Coordinator for MRAP. As a member of both clubs, she combined their network of volunteers to organize the program and help bridge the educational gap among school-aged refugees.