In October 2018 Bridge Builders Network facilitated a Building Bridges group visit to the Kurdish Islamic Center in El Cajon. The group was warmly welcomed by Imam Amir and those attending the Friday Arabic service. The mosque also provides services in Kurdish. Imam Amir told us that he wants to some day merge the services in to one language, English.
We hosted a month long soccer camp in July for Syrian refugee teens. Most of these boys have been in the USA for less than two years. They are facing many challenges in adjusting to a new language and very different culture, Check out this short video that one of our church sponsors made that highlights why it was important for these kids.
Mohammed Nour, moved to San Diego from Syria ____. We interviewed him after the 3 week soccer camp to see how he felt.
in August, Bridge Builders Network hosted a one week English Camp for Syrian teenage boys and girls. Two of our leaders, Abbie and Enid came from Ohio and New York City to help out. Find out what they learned about working with Syrian teens here and their thoughts as our Director David interviews them before leaving San Diego.