My aunt helps immigrant students get the type of education she deserved as a child

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From RadioActive youth producer Hebaq Farah:

My aunt, Regina Elmi, came to the United States from Somalia by way of Kenya in 1996. At that time, multilingualism was not encouraged for immigrant children like her. So she lost the ability to speak her native languages of Swahili and Somali.

As an adult, my aunt realized her biggest regret was this loss of language. So she works to bridge the gap between educators and families to help immigrant children embrace their culture, at home and in schools.

Listen to Hebaq's conversation with her aunt on the RadioActive Youth Media podcast. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday

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