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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‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúWe love the National Day of Action on Valentine‚Äôs Day,‚ÄĚ said Rocio McCallum, student services co-ordinator at the newcomers association.
‚ÄúOur team decided to produce a video interconnecting three young immigrant girls‚Äô 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.‚ÄĚ
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.
‚ÄúWe are inspired over and over by the stories our clients tell about their lives,‚ÄĚ says association executive director Craig Mackie.
‚ÄúThis 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.‚ÄĚ
The video is available on YouTube on the PEI Newcomers channel.