The regular three-hour-a-day training of their professional lives is on hold along with so much else as they wait to hear if Canada will accept them. "Life is day-to-day," says Dawit. "I have lost my country, my friends, my family." But he has found a new family at Matthew House and a new country in Canada and it already feels good.
Lesley Ciarula Taylor
Former journalist, ESL teacher
Lesley Ciarula Taylor worked as a journalist for 40 years in three countries as an editor and reporter, the last 26 of them for the Toronto Star. She now tutors refugees in English.
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