A Place to Call Home

Aida, a Muslim refugee child gets her opportunity to come to America. She doesn't speak English and she is put through a program at her school. It's a cultural shock for her.

But the moment she arrives at the YETU Academy, this child says "I'm home."

Through the Academy, she finds pieces of her culture, reminders of her native land, and she hears music and plays instruments that bring her back to where he came from. For a few hours, she no longer is in the mainstream, but with other youth who understand her life, knowing that her culture matters and feels.

Yetu Academy boosted her a self esteem and she feels confident to go back to her school and proudly speak and teach about her cultural without fear or being intimidated.

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