June 20th is International Refugee Day and is the perfect opportunity for us to acknowledge those of us who are most vulnerable in our world.
There are millions of people across the globe who are in search of a place to call their own and, if you are like me, you want to help them however you can.
My Journey to a New Home
I am blessed to have traveled all across the world with Canada being a comfortable home, but that wasn’t always the case.
By the time I turned 7, I had been uprooted and moved multiple times, first from the UK to my grandmother’s home in Sri Lanka when I was only a few months old, then back to the UK when I was a year old. I would then move with my cousins to Winnipeg before heading to India for a short stay with my industrious parents.
While my journey was less treacherous than many others who have had to change countries, the constant moving I experienced gave me an unfathomably deep respect for my parents who went where they had to give me a safe upbringing and for people all over the world in search of a place to call home.
Open Doors at Computek College
Computek College has been serving the needs of refugees and immigrants in Ontario for nearly 30 years and it has been my honour to serve as its Chief Executive Officer.
Whether they’re here to enhance their software development skills or upgrade their nursing abilities for Canadian certification, I am constantly humbled by our students and their unrivaled passion for giving back to the communities that have taken them in, as well as providing the life they’ve always wanted for their families.
We are all searching for a place where we belong and are accepted for who we are, and it takes a great deal of courage to carve out your own space in society. If you are looking to unlock this courage and pride in yourself, visit my website and see if my courses on self-success are the place for you.