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"When We Were Home" is a collection of stories from Burmese refugee youth who have resettled in Worcester, MA. Aged 13-20, most of the youth were born in UN refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, to parents fleeing the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. The book contains stories of life on the Thai-Burma border, folk tales and personal recollections, and memories of their journey to the U.S. The book was initiated by the youth themselves, and assisted by three UMass medical students with support form the Worcester Arts Council. The illustrations were provided by Hay Reh, a senior at South High School and self-taught artist who has produced many paintings and sketchings of his journey from the refugee camps to Worcester, MA.
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Worcester Youth Soccer League Action!
Well done to our WRAP team at the 2016 epic tournament!
Help Cherry continue with his Judo lessons
WRAP has started a GoFundMe fund to help out Cherry, one of the kids in our community, continue his practice of judo. Thanks to generous support early on we were able to get him started, but we are still short of our goal and need more help to keep him attending!
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