The Al Osman Family
Several years ago, our St.Paul’s community worked hard together so we could sponsor a refugee family – the Al Osman family.
We are grateful to God to report that they are doing well. The children Mounaf, Saleh and Ghazel received their Canadian Citizenship in the spring of 2019 and
Samia was just approved for hers. She is continuing to learn English and once the program is finished there will be an online ceremony. Hozayfa has applied for his citizenship and he also continues to learn English. He is self employed working as an Uber driver, and in his trade as a Stone Mason. His work is amazing!
Mounaf was in grade 12 when the pandemic started, and due to the language barrier online learning was a challenge for him. With support from his parents, he was registered with the Labour Education Centre. He will begin a six-week construction skills program. After he is finished, they will help him find work with a construction firm. Once he is settled in a job, he will enrol in the Adult Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program and complete his high school diploma.
Saleh is attending Neil McNeil Catholic Boys School. He is in grade 10, doing very well, and wants to be a doctor or an engineer. Ghazal begins middle school in September, and the baby, Shem who who just turned four, starts kindergarten in September.
They have become part of a very supportive community of Muslim and non-Muslim friends. They hope to visit us this coming Sunday at church!
Let's do it Again!
This summer we hope to raise $40,000 to bring over another refugee family of five. We will sponsor whichever family the Canadian government deems is most in need. This was the same amount raised to bring the Al Osman family, and we can now tangibly see the difference it has made in their lives.
If you feel called to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online below or in person.