Meet Brian Mwesigwa, Health Care Specialist, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"909","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":335,"width":251,"class...

29 May 2018

Ali

“We are Human. We are Brothers. We are Friends” Ali is a refugee from Iraq. He moved to Spokane, Washington thirteen months ago with his wife, two-year-old son, his mother and his brother. Living every moment in fear of death, he applied for refugee status in an act of desperation to find a safe...

29 May 2018

Meet Mark Finney, World Relief Spokane’s New Director Q: How were you first involved with World Relief and what brought you to the organization? A: I first came here as a case manager, or resettlement specialist, in the Reception & Placement office. I knew about World Relief from my...

29 May 2018

Meet Synthia Barry, Match Grant Specialist, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"907","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":329,"width":247,"class":"...

29 May 2018

Meet Ude Mbolekwa, LEP Job Developer, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"906","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":428,"width":302,"class":"media-...

29 May 2018

Meet Saw Gary, Resettlement Specialist, World Relief Spokane:  I was born in Burma with eight brothers and sisters. When I was twelve years old we fled to Thailand to seek asylum. We didn’t make it to a camp, but instead lived on the border of Burma and Thailand in a small village. We were...

29 May 2018

Meet Idris… A self-described “tech guy,” it’s clear from the moment you meet Idris that he loves everything computer-related. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and he put his passion and education to use for over ten years serving the U.S. government in his home country of...

29 May 2018

Meet Lanette Pieterse, Employment Specialist, World Relief Spokane: I was born and raised in South Africa. In 2009 I moved to Vietnam to teach English. There I met my husband, an American, who was also teaching. I lived in Vietnam for about a year and a half and during that time we got...

29 May 2018

This is the second installation of a series featuring the talented and diverse staff of World Relief Spokane. Meet Haitham Dawoud, Finance Manager, World Relief Spokane: “I lived my childhood in Kuwait and returned to Iraq when Kuwait was invaded in 1991. In Kuwait, I attended an American...

29 May 2018

This is the first installation of a series featuring the talented and diverse staff of World Relief Spokane. Meet Jackson Eremugo Lino, Resettlement Specialist, World Relief Spokane: “I was born in Sudan in 1988 with 13 brothers and sisters. Four years before my family moved to America we...

29 May 2018