That said, my journey in Canada wasn’t exactly easy. I had to manage my time with unbending rigor to be able focus on studies, volunteer for causes close to my heart, and still earn money to support myself and my family back in the camp. While other students spent late nights out with friends or procrastinating shamelessly, I was working up to four jobs and as many as forty hours each week. My abilities in all areas of life, whether academic, familial, or financial, were stretched to their absolute limits and beyond. I am glad and very thankful for all the opportunities that came my way during my time at Huron University. It is the support from members of the Huron community that has enabled my success and I’m forever indebted to everyone who has believed in me throughout this long journey.
Published by Gabriel Ndayishimiye
Gabriel Ndayishimiye lives in London, Ontario. He is a writer with a passion to contribute to Black history and literature; and the author of “Run Elvin” (forthcoming), a memoir written for youth from marginalized backgrounds. This book tells Gabriel’s academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of the western world. The story aims to inspire and motivate such demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life. View more posts