4 Ways You Can Support Refugees

Posted no picture Matthew Tikhonovsky , Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit

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Matthew Tikhonovsky
Member since June 13, 2018
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

As more refugees are being resettled in countries across the world, young people are creating innovative ways to mobilize their peers.You, too, can make a difference in the lives of refugees. No matter where you’re from, there are countless opportunities to support refugees in your local community. Ranging from tutoring refugee children to screening films about displacement at your school campus, here are four ways to stand #WithRefugees:1. Tutor Refugee Youth in Your Community.An easy way to he...


Why we all need to champion safe spaces

Posted no picture Matthew Tikhonovsky , Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit

no picture Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit
Matthew Tikhonovsky
Member since June 13, 2018
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

Olivia Andrews knows what it’s like to be stereotyped for the color of her skin daily. As a 17-year-old Indian teenager living in the U.S., who excels academically, she is often labeled as quiet, studious, reserved, and unwilling to have fun. But Olivia feels she is anything but. She always brings an added flare of excitement and creativity to whatever projects she works on and enjoys in her free time letting loose with her friends.But she hasn’t always been like this. While Olivia used to strug...


Every young refugee has a story worth telling

Posted no picture Matthew Tikhonovsky , Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit

no picture Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit
Matthew Tikhonovsky
Member since June 13, 2018
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

One of the purposes of the Refugee Youth Voices Project is to shine light on the experiences, trials, and joys of refugee youth (ages 15-24) across the world, a group that is often left voiceless and badgered by stigma, myths, and misconceptions. At the core of the student-led project that I created, is a central mission to portray refugee youth as they really are: youth who have fled unimaginable conflicts and left everything behind in their homelands, but also youth who want to spend quality t...


A young person gives back to his refugee camp

Posted no picture Matthew Tikhonovsky , Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit

no picture Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit
Matthew Tikhonovsky
Member since June 13, 2018
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

When seventeen-year-old Aime waved goodbye in 2011 to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, a camp located in western Uganda, he thought it would very well be the last time he would lay eyes on the place he called home for three years. Indeed, after being forced out of his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a child, watching his siblings and parents being murdered in front of his own eyes, and then living in a makeshift shelter, Aime was more than ready to leave Kyaka II and start a new chapt...


  • Matthew Tikhonovsky

    Student. Co-founder of the UNHCR Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster series. Founder of the Refugee Youth Voices Project.


    Member since June 13, 2018


    Age 17 • 4 Posts