Thursday, May 20, 2010

Speaker shares her experiences as a refugee

Rebecca Campbell, a refugee of the civil conflict in Sierra Leone (over control of the diamond mines), spoke to the high school students at Blackville School on Wednesday afternoon, May 19. Campbell was invited to speak to the World Issues 120 class and it was decided her story should be shared with the entire high school community. Campbell is now a Canadian citizen who lives in Miramichi. She is a business owner and wrote a book called Strong and Free. Campbell spoke to the students about her experiences in Sierra Leone, her escape through a war zone with her three young children, her journey to Canada and the importance of education.