World Refugee Day: Pathways to Post-Secondary Education for Refugees with Aboubakar Idriss
In recognition of World Refugee Day, local community partners join together along with the Community Partnership Network (CPN) to host this engaging presentation and conversation with Aboubakar Idriss – a local educator, refugee and social media star on Friday June 18 10:00am-11:00am.
Moving to a new country is never easy, especially when a person leaves most of their personal belongings and the life they knew behind. Making a new home in a country where the language is different, the culture unfamiliar, and with little knowledge of how to access the path to higher education can be daunting.
As we celebrate World Refugee Day 2021 under the UNHCR theme of “Together We Heal, Learn & Shine,” join us on Friday June 18, 2021 at 10:00am as former refugee and is a Lecturer at the Victoria Sprott Shaw College, Aboubakar Idriss has a one-on-one talk with Steven Lorenzo Baileys from the Community Partnership Network and Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria on the work that Aboudakar does in helping refugee students get scholarships all over the world from Canada. Learn about how he harnessed the power of “information sharing” using online platforms to change and inspire the lives of many students and refugees.
Time permitting a Q and A session will follow the presentation.
No cost. Registration is limited.
Please note that after you register a follow up email with the Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to the session.
For more information please contact: [email protected]
Aboubakar is an Education activist and a social media influencer on You Tube and other platforms. He is a Lecturer at Sprott Shaw College, Victoria campus, and is active on social media providing students and refugees from around the world with information on education, scholarships and self development.
Aboubakar has produced over 400 videos covering education in over 70 different countries from around the world. Aboubakar’s social media portfolio includes over 1 million followers from around the world. He was featured on CBC, CHEK TV, Shaw TV and Aljazeera TV Network and many other media outlets. Aboubakar has worked closely with Youtube, ONE.ORG and Thomson Reuters Foundation to fight poverty through Education.