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'Building Community Through Sports': Refugees, Immigrants Find Help In Running Club During Pandemic


Local officials and educators have been concerned about the effects of COVID-19-related shutdowns and closures on childrens’ education.

But according to local advocates, it’s been hardest for those who were already struggling to begin with: local refugees and immigrants.


“Under normal circumstances, refugee children are disadvantaged,” said Halima Ali, an organizer and advocate for the Somali refugee community. “Their parents are new in the country, and they lack familiarity with our education system. In some cases, the parents had no formal education. So COVID-19 made that situation worse.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.