This morning's special Seventh and Eighth Grade Chapel featured a visit by Jesuit Refugee Service Education Advocate Dr. Mireille Twayigira.
In 1994, then two-year-old Mireille and her family fled Rwanda after her father fell victim to the genocide that plagued the country. Mireille found her grit despite the dire situation she faced as a refugee. At the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi she participated in the JRS education program, excelling in her studies against all odds. With the help of JRS, Malawai and China, she went on to study medicine in China and become a doctor.
Positive and committed to making a difference, Mireille expressed that refugees should be treated with dignity and seen as positive resources, and her conviction that education should be the focus of efforts to solve the crisis.
Her message is a vital one; her personal experience, inspiring. We thank Mireille for sharing it with our boys this morning.