Reunite Refugee with Family

$3,650 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 77 people in 32 months
Charla Burnett
on behalf of Kenneth Mukonyezi
 BOSTON, MA



One-way Refugees Welcome! supports refugee agencies is by helping individual families reunite with family still trapped in dangerous situations. The picture attached is of Kenneth's wife and daughter.
Kenneth is a true message of courage and resilience. His journey reflects both endurance and hope. Enduring the darkest journeys and injustices he faced in his home country and he believes in the hope to rise and thrive again. He was born in Uganda, a country with a historic trajectory marred with tyranny and dictatorship.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building. He’s an activist for Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights. Sympathetic to a just cause while working for his country, he was linked to members opposing the Government politically and had him detained, interrogated and tortured.

He fled to the USA for his life and safety. He arrived in the USA in 2015 traumatized, stressed and hopeless. Today, like many other refugees, his asylum claim is still pending. Luckily, Refugees Welcome! was able to connect him to the School of International Training (SIT) who has offered him  a two-year scholarship for his Masters in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. 

In order to ensure that Kenneth can take advantage of this amazing opportunity, Refugee Welcome! is raising money for his family to be with him in the United States while he finishes his degree. It has been nearly two years and he has not seen his daughter since she was two months old. Help reunite Kenneth with his family by donating!

Refugees Welcome! is a nonprofit program at the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development developed by Charla M. Burnett a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Refugees Welcome!'s mission is to assist local refugee organizations to network and advocate for the expansion of refugee services.

Visit us at refugeeswelcomehome.org

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Dear Community,

It is with great sadness that we must ask you for further assistance. Kenneth's wife, our Fresh Start Awardee from 2017, is in the hospital. Unknown perpetrators attacked, tortured and brutally beat his wife yesterday at their home in Uganda. She's doing better in the hospital but will need your help to get her to safety. Please donate to Kenneth's family to help with medical costs, transportation, and safe housing. Time is running out for his family trapped in Uganda. It has been nearly three years since he has seen his wife and daughter while seeking asylum in Massachusetts.
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As a Fresh Start Recipient, Kenneth got a full ride scholarship to the SIT Graduate Institute to gain further education while awaiting his wife and daughter. Taking advantage of every opportunity, Kenneth was able to meet Senator Bernie Sanders! Here's what he had to say,

SIT Global scholars got a chance to meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Springfield VT. To me, it was a great opportunity to meet this revolutionary and a shining star in the modern day politics. Bernie has been my rock star right from campaigns but didn't know one day i will meet and shake hands with my Hero!

Again, SIT Global scholars will have the opportunity to attend an event at the Women Refugee Commission, NYC. I'm glad i will be part of the group and continue to extend my appreciation to World Learning, SIT and Refugee Welcome for the amazing arrangements in my life.

Thank you!

Best,
Kenneth
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It only take many people donating $5 or $10 dollars. Please help reunite Kenneth with his family. Having fled for his life, he hasn't seen his family in two years. When he was forced the flee, his daughter was only 2 months old.
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