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Program Manager, Mentorship
Amina is a Program Manager for Jumpstart Refugee Talent. She supports the Welcome Talent Canada Mentorship program. She is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia with a BA in International Relations and Political Science. She was born and raised in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi – also known as ‘the Warm Heart of Africa’. She is also a member of the Burnaby Employment Working Group where she facilitates events that promote the inclusion, education, and employment of refugees and immigrants in British Columbia. When she is not working or focused on academics, she helps new arrivals in Canada by translating in Swahili, Somali, and Chichewa. In October 2022, Amina will relocate to the UK to start her Masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at Oxford University. She looks forward to developing valuable skills that can help promote the economic, political, and social inclusion of refugees in Canada.