I am pleased to present the 2019 Annual Report for The Friends of HEAL Foundation.
Working with children and teens of refugee backgrounds in school is both an interesting occupation and a privilege, and I have been grateful for the opportunity throughout 2019. Since 2004, I have sat beside many kids with immensely sad stories, tragic tales, horrifying journeys, and awful experiences around war and fleeing home. However, working with these children also tells me of their great strengths, their courage, their determination, and their adaptability. They are a diverse collection of kids, with different backgrounds and experiences.