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Misconception of Refugees

Luma Mufleh founded Fugees Academy, a private school for refugees in Clarkston, Georgia, in 2008 after she saw the refugees on her soccer teams struggling in the city’s public schools. The academy now serves 87 students in grades 6-12. Mufleh started as a soccer coach, forming teams for refugee children in Clarkston, Georgia, which has been a hub for refugee resettlement since the 1990s. She formed a school, summer camps and after-school tutoring programs after watching her players struggle in local public schools.

"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity"

Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. "We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Mufleh. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.


This talk was presented at an official TED conference

[source: Don t feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them Luma Mufleh]

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