CCSAI Board members – advocates Ravneet and Chantal, and athletics representative Miguel – joined the welcoming committee at Toronto Pearson International Airport for Centennial College’s first Syrian refugee to Canada. Centennial has partnered with the World University Service of Canada (wusc.ca) to sponsor one refugee student, which includes a one-year academic scholarship and all additional fees. Centennial has also committed to providing support for 10 refugees for one year of study at the College.
To donate to help support Centennial’s Syrian refugee students, visit: https://appform.centennialcollege.ca/donatenow/index.aspx, and select “area of greatest need” from the drop-down menu (donation tax receipts provided).
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Former CCSAI Board member and now Centennial College Music Industry Arts and Performance graduate, Akeem Kwame Raphael, is featured in the June 23rd Toronto Star newspaper’s Entertainment section for being the first grad with a specialty in rap from Centennial College (click here for the digital version of the article).
He was also featured in the March 2014 issue of the Courier, and in it he said he was inspired by “people who have a passion to turn their dreams into reality”. Well, Akeem Kwame, we see you doing just that and are inspired by you too. Keep following your dreams!