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Father Flees Nigeria, Overcomes Refugee Discrimination, and Earns Nursing Assistant Certificate

Filed in Employment Facilitation News by on August 27, 2018


Kay S. came to San Diego from Nigeria in June 2017. Economic instability and political violence had forced him to seek better opportunities in order to support his family. In Nigeria, as a seasoned educator and counselor, Kay taught college-level creative arts and provided career guidance.

The culture shock and discrimination that Kay faced after US arrival deeply affected him. “I suffered physically and emotionally because of the persecution,” he says.

In February 2018, a local training center referred Kay to Nile Sisters Development Initiative ( NSDI ), where he explored his interest in nursing programs. Five months later, Kay successfully completed a 44-day weekend certified nursing assistant ( CNA ) training. He now intends to advance his training in acute nursing while he completes his master’s degree program in strategic leadership.

NSDI gratefully acknowledges CNA program support from the following entities:
John Krakauer Charitable Trust»
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation»
Canale Communications Inc.»

Financial partners like you help Nile Sisters extend life-changing opportunities to underserved populations.

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