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Posted by The IRC on June 7th, 2011
Rabina Bhandari is wrapping up her first full year of going to school in America as a fifth grader at Walker Upper Elementary in Charlottesville. When she arrived from Nepal Rabina barely spoke English. Now she's comfortable enough with the language to reach out and help other students. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2nd, 2011
Get an update on three refugee families -- the Bwisezes from Tanzania, the al Malhams from Iraq, and the Bhandaris from Nepal -- who were all resettled by the IRC in Charlottesville. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16th, 2010
Getting young refugees enrolled in school and involved in their new communities is a top priority for the IRC. In part ll of WVIR-TV's series, you'll meet three children as they tackle the English language in Charlottesville, Virginia classrooms. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 14th, 2010
A TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia has launched a decade-long project looking at the evolution of three refugee families as they build their American life. The families -- from Tanzania, Iraq and Nepal -- were all resettled by the IRC. more »