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Sarina at the World Refugee Day on June 22, 2019. She spoke with over 300 refugees about the struggles they are facing and the ways Pathways to Assimilation can help. She is pictured here with refugee children who loved her patent-pending all natural sunscreen that distributed at the event!
Sarina and Nikita attended the World Refugee Day and are pictured with two refugee girls from the Middle East whom they spoke with.
Sarina handing out samples of her patent-pending all natural sunscreen to two girls at the World Refugee Day.
Testing out our all natural sunscreen! She loved it and even took a few more samples with her to give to her friends at school.
The all-natural sunscreen was a favorite at the World Refugee Day!
Sarina speaking to some refugee girls from Thailand about their new lives in the United States.
In March 2019, Sarina attended YouthQuest in Sacramento, California, to discuss tobacco and drug prevention amongst high risk youth in vulnerable communities. She spoke with legislators at the Capitol to discuss ways to promote healthier lifestyles for youth across America.
On December 29, 2018, Sarina and her team attended the end of year Youth Winter Gathering hosted by Full Stop. The premise of this event was to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle, and encourage youth to get involved in community service work for social good.
Sarina delivering her presentation on her community service journey with Pathways to Assimilation. She encouraged other youth to get involved in community service geared to their own passions and interests.
On November 18, 2018, Sarina and her team attended the African Youth Empowerment Conference. Sarina spoke to over 75 refugee youth about the importance of education, ambition, and hard work to prosper.
Sarina co-facilitating a collaborative and open discussion at the conference about the challenges and benefits of attending college, and the absolute necessity to work to obtain a higher education. She emphasized the importance of setting an ambitious, long-term goal and working towards achieving it.
Sarina and Pathways to Assimilation member Layla with Walter Lam, President and CEO of Alliance for African Assistance, just one of many non-profits we work closely with.
Sarina speaking to the refugees at the event she hosted at the El Cajon Library on September 2, 2018. She and her team organized this event to discuss any particular problems/concerns they might be encountering in the United States.