Celebrating Diwali

Diwali, or “the festival of lights”, is a Hindi holiday which, at its core is a blessing between brother and sister, and a prayer that God will defeat the Demon. The whole family celebrates and prays over 5 days with intention. 

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Beth Johnson
Officer Kevin Evans

I met officer Evans in his office at Akron North High School where for the past few years he has been the School Resource Officer during which he has been working with the International Institute of Akron (the IIA) as the Cultural Outreach Officer. His effort is to help the international students build a strong relationship within the school, the community, and the city of Akron.

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Beth Johnson
Bibi

BiBi has a big smile on her face. She is writing her name for me, one of two words she is now able to write. “ I don’t know how to write. I have never attended school in Burma. Only when I arrived here I learned how to write”, she says.

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Beth Johnson