Another successful bazaar to help the Yazidis community

 

Last Sunday, September 24/17, Project Abraham volunteers successfully organized another bazaar for the Yazidi community.

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A wedding like no other

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Last Friday the Yazidi community in Richmond Hill celebrated their first wedding in over five years. A lot has gone on for the Yazidis between weddings - Mt. Sinjar, genocide, and the capture of their women and girls by ISIS - so it would be no surprise if they weren’t up to celebrating. Yet despite the worse nightmare that could happen to good and decent people, Friday was a celebration of life and freedom for the Yazidi community.

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Vigil for the third anniversary of the Yazidi genocide on Mt. Sinjar, August 3, 2017.

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Thursday August 3, 2017 was the third anniversary of the Yazidi genocide on Mt. Sinjar.

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Project Abraham volunteers pitch in to support the Yazidi community

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June 26, 2017

Yesterday at the Lodzer Synagogue in Toronto, Project Abraham held a free bazaar to meet the needs of the Yazidi community. It was a hugely successful event.

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Project Abraham volunteer and Yazidi community picnic July 11 2017

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Under shade trees and sunny skies Project Abraham celebrated summer at Earl Bales Park.

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From the clutches of ISIS to freedom

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My wife Debbie, who is the Project Coordinator for Project Abraham, and I joined the GTA Yazidi community in meeting our latest refugees at Pearson International Airport

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Project Abraham volunteers helping the GTA Yazidi community


Project Abraham is successfully supporting the growing Yazidi community in the GTA and helping them adapt to living in Canada. With our growing network of committed volunteers, we are providing clothes and furniture, helping find jobs and housing, and working with the community to ensure their needs are being met.

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Project Abraham welcomes new sponsored refugees to Canada


Last evening, volunteers from Project Abraham, and members of the GTA Yazidi community, along with Wisam, his wife Shayma, and their 11-year old daughter Hima, welcomed Jumaah and Tuffaha on their arrival at Pearson International Airport. It was an emotional family reunion, and a wonderful testament to the dedicated volunteers of Project Abraham who worked tirelessly to make this happen.

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Celebrating the Yazidi New Year!

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The Yazidis New Year was celebrated April 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion banquet hall in Richmond Hill.

The celebration was an event full of the joy of freedom. The Yazidi community and Project Abraham volunteers shared the abundance of food and laughter, and the continual dancing and music that filled the hall.

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Project Abraham leads conversational English for the Yazidi community

 

Our Project Abraham volunteers met with the Yazidi community in Richmond Hill for our first conversational English class. About 40 Yazidis attended - adults and children of all ages - to learn the basics of practical everyday English.

The feedback from the community was fabulous! Thanks go to all our volunteers - drivers, teaching assistants, organizers, and our teacher for the day, Paulette Volgyesi. Classes will be held every Saturday and new volunteers will be welcomed.

If you'd like to volunteer please contact Debbie Rose at debbie@mozuud.org

See all our photos below!

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