By Jade Guthrie
Every year in San Diego, we welcome thousands of refugees – these are families fleeing war, conflict, and persecution. These are families who seek freedom and safety and travel across oceans to rebuild, recreate, and rejuvenate their lives. Here at Traveling Stories, we couldn’t be happier to be a part of building these bright, new futures with these families.
Recently, at the El Cajon StoryTent, we had one of the most beautiful and stunning experiences – a moment that truly recalled our vision and mission here at TS. Taha (pictured to the left) and his brother, Tay, are just a few of the children newly moved to San Diego just last year; refugees from Iraq, they attend our StoryTent weekly. But it’s not only the children that we see in El Cajon every week – it’s a whole family affair! Taha and Tay are accompanied by their mother and grandmother every Thursday. They come to our StoryTent looking to improve their English reading skills, learn new vocabulary, and master communication in this second language – as a family. (They also come to earn prizes!)