Month: January 2015

Introducing our team: Durga

I was born in and grew up in a refugee camp in Nepal. My parents and grandparents were born in Bhutan. In 1980, the king of Bhutan introduced a dreadfully harsh new citizenship law, which was against the majority of the Bhutanese of Nepali origin called Lhotshampas, or “people of the south.” Some knowledge of …

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Introducing our team: Rabina

Nameste! My name is Rabina Phuyel. I am currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am a Sophomore at Baldwin High School. I was born in 1999 in a small country called Nepal, as a refugee. While I was growing up I learned the bitter truth about the adults around me. I learned that they didn’t belong …

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Introducing our team: Susma

I identify myself as Susma Adhikari, born and raised in a small refugee camp in Nepal. I am a current resident of Burlington, Vermont and have been living here for five years now. I am a sophomore at Burlington High School. My life back in Nepal was not as cruel as it was to some. …

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