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Hassan Family in Halifax

Nov 28, 2017 | People & Culture

PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
The Hassan family was sponsored by a private sponsorship group in Halifax, a group composed of mostly retired professionals - which was helpful, as collectively, they had the knowledge and the contacts to find and access the services this family needed.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
Mohammad has health problems. He is being monitored at the Halifax Rehab Centre.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
The brothers, Mohammad and Ahmed, had some knowledge of English before arriving in Canada. They are now fluent.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
JoAnn Murphy is a member of the sponsoring group who welcomed the Hasan family.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
Bahie enjoys her English class at ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia).
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
Bahie is learning to write in English.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
 
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
When I asked Bahie if I could photograph her in class, she said yes, as long as I took a photo of all her classmates.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
Hanaa Hasan is continuing her English classes at ISANS.
PARNS: Hassan family in Halifax
as is her sister, Ebbisa.

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All Photographs courtesy of Stephanie Colvey.

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