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Story Matters: Lula Mahdi, shy at first, now has big plans for future

Lula Mahdi, a refugee in the Grand Rapids area, talks about how shy she was on the first day of school and plans for her future education.
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We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall to collect the stories of the voices we don't always hear in mainstream media. This story was captured at West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center's event at a local church, celebrating their young student's progress in reading over the summer.

Lula Mahdi, a refugee in the Grand Rapids area, talks about how shy she was on the first day of school and plans for her future education.

 

STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at therapidian.org/placematters/story.

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