Nile Sisters Development Initiative is delighted to begin a new partnership with Dehesa Charter School», a San Diego K-12 publicly funded school whose mission it is to provide personalized learning to ensure success in an ever-changing world. Committed to raising public awareness of refugee communities in the San Diego region, the school recently lifted the curtain on Refuse, or the Golden Door, a theatrical play about the plight of refugees during resettlement in the US. The performance motivated Dehesa Charter School students to hold a variety of fundraisers and in-kind collection campaigns to benefit the Nile Sisters refugee emergency-relief program.
In January 2016, Dehesa Charter School students convened an informational community event entitled, Refugees: How Can You Help? which included a question-and-answer panel comprised of representatives from local grass-roots organizations serving refugees. As a panel participant, Nile Sisters President | CEO Elizabeth Lou covered the current and changing perceptions of refugees, what community members can do to help refugees individually during their acculturation process, and what systemic changes need to take place to facilitate a smooth resettlement process for refugees and other underprovided groups in the United States. The topical discussion resulted in attendees seeking ways to become engaged with the participating organizations.
L Dehesa Charter School Official
M Elizabeth Lou, Nile Sisters CEO | Founder
R Kimberly Castillo, Nile Sisters Volunteer and Curriculum Coordinator