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Final Ypi umoja

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UMOJA OPERATION
COMPASSION SOCIETY
There are an estimated 164,883 refugees in Canada

Canada resettles up to 14,500 refugees per year

Surrey is the largest receiver of refugees in BC What is a Refugee? A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Help support this significant social issue! ''NO ONE CHOOSES TO BE A REFUGEE" What is Umoja? Registered charity: #886425909RR0001

Non -profit

Supports refugees

Local
- 10025 Whalley Blvd
Surrey History Established in 2002

Founders:
Amos Kambere&Edith Kambere (Former refugees)

Started with $5000 in their house

Prevent refugees from encountering the same struggles as them
"To empower minorities and other refugees to integrate into Canadian society; and to support initiatives to improve the quality of life" Mission Statement Purpose
Well prepare and educate refugees so they won't encounter hardships such as:

-Poverty
-Unemployment
-Homelessness
-Language barrier
-Low level of literacy
-Isolation
-Depression Services Offered No restrictions on age, gender, income level, ethnicity,

ABSOLUTELY FREE Programs: Adult literacy
Life skills development
Parenting
Homework club
Youth council
Outreach service
Counselling
Job training/ referral
Recreational activities
Seniors service Literacy & Life Skills * babysitting and transit tickets provided
Teach English literacy

Introduce Canadian culture

Enhance job qualifications/ job training

Life skills workshops Outreach Youth and Children Assists families in accessing resources

Introduces local community, schools, social services & housing

Counseling Learn new skills

Make friends

Get involved with the community

Homework club: help children academically

Summer camp: various games, sports, fun activities, crafts, and field trips Consists of 2 full-time employees & 3 part-time employees

Approximately 20 volunteers

Become a volunteer and make a difference!!!!! Staff & Volunteers Funds Funders United Way of Lower Mainland
Surrey Foundation
Benefic Options Community Services
Pacific Community Services Society
Surrey Food Bank Supporters
Fundraising methods online merchandise
hosts events Umoja's Impact Funds Distribution Succeeded in helping refugees with settlement in Canada

482 refugees aided in 2012

Individuals achieved:
-financial stability
-satisfactory careers
-fluency in English
-adapted to their new environment
-life skills

Produces long lasting and rewarding results A Life Saved Potential of $5000 CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE EXPANSION OF THE LITERACY PROGRAM Create more classrooms for each literacy level
Rent for additional space: $500-700 per month

Extend length of the sessions
Professional mentor's wage $15/per hour

Purchase learning resources such as
workbooks and supplies
Costs approximately $800 WHY UMOJA? Youth
Children
Adults
Seniors Beneficial to ALL age groups Helps REDUCE various other social issues UNEMPLOYMENT Homelessness DEPRESSION & ISOLATION THANK
YOU:) FORCED TO FLEE
OUR LAND'S NOT FREE PUNISHED FOR OUR COLOR
THE RELIGION OF ONE ANOTHER LIVING IN FEAR
WHILE SHEDDING A TEAR A LAND OF HOPE COMES TO MIND
ONE WHERE SUCH IS HARD TO FIND UPON ARRIVAL LIFE SEEMS TO EASE
BUT THAT IS NOTHING BUT A TEASE FACED WITH STRUGGLES
TOO MANY TO JUGGLE NO SKILLS TO GET AROUND
ONE MORE NIGHT NOT SLEPT SOUND BUT DOES THIS NEED TO HOLD TRUE
THAT IS UP TO ME AND YOU Expand the literacy department

Open locations in other cities

Own a community house Future Plans Local LANGUAGE BARRIER
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