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Found in Translation: Syrian Refugee Becomes Interpreter for Newcomers

Tuesday, December 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
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By The Globe and Mail

When Hazar al-Sibai arrived in Vancouver as a refugee from Syria nearly a year ago, she relied on an interpreter to navigate her new life in Canada. Now, her English has progressed so well, she’s reversed that role, becoming an Arabic interpreter herself for other new arrivals.

“Maybe I’m useful for somebody else,” Ms. al-Sibai says. “And I enjoyed to help them. It gives me very good feeling.”

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