Somalia

Sureer, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

I came to Canada 35 years ago as a refugee from Somalia. I had moved away from the fighting in my own country and I had not really been to school. I came to Canada alone and I could not speak any English, I could not even spell out my name! I have done a […]

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Murayo, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

Murayo came to Canada from Somalia in 2007 at the age of 18 with her new husband. Murayo was pre-literate, she had never been to school in Somalia, and she did not know the alphabet or how to read or write. Murayo remembers with sadness how difficult life was when she could not speak a

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