In the words of Mother Teresa, “Life is a gift. Live it.” Born in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on January 21, 1990, my name is Gerard Mutabazi Amani. I am the fourth among eight children in the household and we’ve always had each other’s back. My family and I left DRC in 1996 as Refugees during the Congo War which left millions dead. We managed to get into Tanzania and settled in a Refugee Camp. We thought this was the time to relax but it was the start of a long journey into several more Refugee Camps and ended up settling in Cape Town, South Africa for six years.
In 2008 my family and I arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada sponsored by the Canadian government as Refugees. It was the most joyful day of our lives which was filled with excitements and the desire to build a better future.
I am very humbled, honored and forever grateful for everything I have achieved since arriving in Canada. Today I turn 25 and I believe even greater things lay ahead. I would like to give thanks to my family, friends and supporters for their continuous support and having my back. I have had the honor of learning from all kind of people, whether it was children, youth, elders, and many from the community and around the world, I say, thank you very much. I would also love to give appreciation to the Most High, the Lord.
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Here’s to a blessed and yet another fruitful year!!!