Refugee artist’s work makes a difference in the United States

By admin | 01 January 2016
Refugee artist’s work makes a difference in the United States

  Georges Annan Kingsley is his name; a 47 year old talented artist and former Lecturer at the School of Fine Arts, University of Cocody in Abidjan.  He came to Ghana in 2011 as a refugee due to the political violence that erupted in Cote d’Ivoire at the time. Being a Campaign Manager for one…

The Plight of an Urban Refugee

By admin | 11 December 2014

“I have fled twice for my life; one within my home country, South Sudan and then finally to Ghana. I fled with mixed feelings of finding new hope in a new country”, said Salim Mohammed Salim is now an urban refugee in Ghana. He lives in Mamobi, a suburb in the capital city of the…

Michael Flowers – Success story of a past DAFI scholarship beneficiary

By admin | 20 November 2014
Michael Flowers – Success story of a past DAFI scholarship beneficiary

In the early 1990’s, a young man, studying for a university degree in Mathematics and Physics fled his native Liberian country to Ghana with little or no hope of achieving his dreams of finishing his University education. “My studies for the BSc Mathematics major and Physics minor at the University of Liberia came to a…

Picking up the pieces: the story of Kabra, an Ivorian Refugee in Ghana

By admin | 28 January 2014

EGYEIKROM, Ghana, July 23 (UNHCR) – Before the conflict began in Cote d’Ivoire, Madam Kabra as she is popularly known run a restaurant in Ivory Coast. She had a very successful business, a loving family and good accommodation. Patronage for her restaurant was growing and she had just saved up enough money to buy equipment…