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Syrian Refugees: Regina and Schools Association

syrian refugees: The project stemmed from a desire to make the students feel welcome and to ease their transition to Regina life, according to CBC. We are part of this community' Syrian refugee hosts Regina radio program in Arabic I used to worry about my life every day,' Syrian students share their stories for Remembrance Day The looks on the faces of some of the parents recognizing that, for once, there's a place where they're wanted, that they can call home it's priceless, Perry said on Tuesday. The Regina George Lee Backpack Project started two years ago in response to Syrian refugees coming to the city, says Jeff Perry, the president of the Regina Public Schools Teachers' Association. Jeff Perry said he thinks the backpack project is fantastic as it showcases students helping students. There were about 350 backpacks handed out in the first year. Dan Plaster/CBC The project saw students from Campbell Collegiate prepare backpacks full of supplies for Syrian students to help them get started with school right away, Perry said. ( As reported in the news.