Lumiere Sidonie

University of Denver - 2021

Providing access to higher education for Congolese immigrants and refugees

Project: I work to promote community development, socioeconomic sectors, and invests in the education, progress and advancement of Congolese youth in the diaspora and back home. The EFA team harnesses the power of education, innovation, entrepreneurship ,economic resources, and other aspects of advancement to stimulate adequate and equitable investment in Congolese youth and Afrikan youth. EFA believes that educating Congolese young people is investing in a better future.

Inspiration: I had a conversation with a canvasser who enlightened me on the issues immigrants and refugees are facing at Aurora Central regarding their cultural clothing and the “dress code.”

Future Plans for Project: I hope to understand how education in America as impacted immigrants and refugees negatively and positively