Newcomers launch video on relationship between mothers, daughters

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From left, Elda Mbangu Kimvuta, Rosette Yayi Bobo and Christelle Kalumbu Mbangu, who immigrated to P.E.I. from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, are among the participants in a P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada video about intergenerational mentorship between newcomer mothers and daughters.

Producers hope it fosters better understanding of the issues immigrant to P.E.I. face

The producers of a new video highlighting the relationship between immigrant mothers and daughters hope it fosters a better understanding of the issues newcomers to P.E.I. face.

High school student Mahdi Selseleh shot and edited the video, which was launched on Valentine’s Day by the immigrant student services at the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada. Feb. 14 was also the National Day of Action organized by the Girls Action Foundation.

“We love the National Day of Action on Valentine’s Day,” said Rocio McCallum, student services co-ordinator at the newcomers association.

“Our team decided to produce a video interconnecting three young immigrant girls’ relationships with their mothers in terms of how and what they learn from them. The result is a moving and powerful short film that illustrates the sharing and love between these mothers and daughters.”

We are inspired over and over by the stories our clients tell about their lives Craig Mackie, executive director, P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada

Video participants were mothers and daughters from Syria, China and Congo.

“We are inspired over and over by the stories our clients tell about their lives,” says association executive director Craig Mackie.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for those narratives to be shared with more people. The diverse perspectives presented in this short video create a real learning resource. We hope the video will stimulate conversation and foster greater understanding in our community.”

The video is available on YouTube on the PEI Newcomers channel.

Organizations: P.E.I. Association for Newcomers, Girls Action Foundation

Geographic location: Canada, Syria, China Congo

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Recent comments

  • Indigo
    March 27, 2016 - 16:59

    You know people, a lot of folks are not all that enthusiastic about all these migrant. A lot of people are not that wild about being taxed to death to pay the salaries of the herd of hand holders employed by the Newcomers. So maybe it would be just as well not to publish every move they make. I am just saying--- It ticks people off.

    • Dug
      March 28, 2016 - 08:13

      You are so right, fed up with it rammed in our faces daily. I think people are too afraid to comment on these articles for fear of being called the R word.

  • ralph
    March 27, 2016 - 16:48

    How much horse manure are we do endure? The permutations the Newcomers can come up with seem endless. Good thing the taxpayers of Canada are forced to keep on coughing up their hard earned money. Sunny ways, --- you voted for him.