Success Stories

Turning Unique Perspective into Positive Impact

Tom Ndayishimiye

Name: Tom Ndayishimiye
Profession: Education and Social Work
Current U.S. Position and Company Name : Behavioral Support Specialist, Bridge Program, Boise Schools District, Boise, Idaho
Education: Bachelor of Education, Kigali, Rwanda
First Job in U.S.:  Behavioral Support Specialist, Bridge Program, Boise Schools District, Boise Idaho

Tom Ndayishimiye currently works as […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Focused Forward

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Name: Nameer Al Rubaye
Profession/Industry: Videography
Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Camera Operator at Idaho Public Television and Idaho Sport Properties, LLC, and freelance photography and videography
Country of Origin: Iraq
First Job in the U.S.: Cameraman with Cable ONE Television and Idaho Sports Properties, LLC

Nameer Al Rubaye is […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

It Starts with a Dream!

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Name: Aleksandr Burakov
Profession/Industry: Information Technology
Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Systems Administrator, Mission Aviation Fellowship
Country of Origin: Russia
Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Programming, South-Russian State University of Economics and Service
First Job in U.S.: Intern, Systems Administrator, Mission Aviation Fellowship

Aleksandr (Alex) Burakov had a dream to […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Finance Professional Makes an Investment in Her Future

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Name: Serpil Rawson
Profession/Industry: Financial Investment
Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Financial Investment Associate, Figure 8 Investment
Country of Origin: Turkey
Education: Bachelor of Economics from Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
First Job in U.S

By |November 15th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Gaining a New Perspective

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Name: Mohammed Al Charakh
Profession/Industry: Microbiologist
Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Senior Microbiologist, Idaho Bureau of Laboratories
Country of Origin: Iraq
Education: Master of Zoonotic Diseases, University of Baghdad
First Job in U.S.: Medical Interpreter

Coming to Boise with his wife and three children in March 2015, Mohammed Al Charakh left behind a “beautiful […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Information to Transform Dreams Into Reality

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Name: Malak Al Fatal
Profession/Industry: Information Technology
Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Data Management Specialist, Idaho Office for Refugees
Country of Origin: Iraq
Education: Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering & Information Technology
First Job in U.S.: Database Administrator Intern, Idaho Office for Refugees

Raised in an Iraqi family of educators, the importance of […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Chance Encounter: How Orlando Reclaimed His Career in the U.S.

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Name: Orlando Silva

Profession/Industry: Computer systems engineering

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Tool operator, Micron Technologies (employed through ManpowerGroup)

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Education: Bachelor in Systems Engineering, Universidad Nicaragüense de Estudios Humanísticos (UNEH)

First Job in U.S.: Sales associate at Home Depot

 

Story:

Orlando Silva is a computer systems engineer from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Relationship That Created an Opportunity of a Lifetime

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Name: Ghassan Widad Falih

Profession/Industry: Mechanical Engineer

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Mechanic, Motive Power

Country of Origin: Iraq

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq


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Meet Ghassan Widad Falih, who was born in Iraq and came to Boise in 2013, at the age of 43.

Ghassan has […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Syrian Refugee Hopes to Inspire Fellow Newcomers Launching Career as Resettlement Case Manager

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Name: Asmaa Albbukaie

Profession/Industry: Social Work

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Case Manager, Agency for New Americans

Country of Origin: Syria

Education: Master of Library Management, Damascus University

First Job in U.S.: Interpreter

Story:

In November 2014, Asmaa Albukaie and her two teenage sons were amongst the first Syrians to be resettled in Boise. Having […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Iraqi Video Editor Continues Passion Working With Local News Channel

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Name: Ali Al Saedi

Profession/Industry: Video Editing

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: News Video Editor, KTVB Channel 7 News

Country of Origin: Iraq

Education: Bachelor of Art in Art & Communication, Baghdad University

First Job in U.S.: Detailing Cars

Story:

After a decade-long career as a videographer with the Associated Press (AP), and frequent collaboration […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments