YI Takes Part in Cultural Proficiency Meeting at North Star High School
A member of Yezidis International was invited to speak at the teachers Cultural Proficiency Meeting at North Star High School. Half of the teachers gathered for an hour and half to learn about Yezidis and other ethnic groups and religions that make up Middle East. A panel made up of students from different Middle Eastern countries also had the opportunity to share the challenges and obstacles they faced as English Language Learners.
Some teachers and students were in tears as they learned about the atrocities committed against the Yezidi people. It was an important gathering to shed some light on the situation that very much effected their students.
Beside covering part of history, current situation, and religion Yezidis International members also relayed information on ways teachers can support immigrant students so they can be more successful and have an easier transition.