Friday, April 3, 2009
Spanish Community Service Learning Anecdote 5
Some of the clients at ECIRMAC flee from war-torn countries such as Vietnam or Albania where their desperation to seek asylum could have possibly cost them their lives or the lives of their children. Clients have traveled into this country via some of the worst modes of transportation with only what their hands allowed them to carry; thus, leaving all of their possession and former lives in a country they once and still do love, but continues to persecute and alienate them. Some clients come to the United States of their own accord in hopes of discovering a better way to live and rid themselves of the financial, governmental, or social restraints their former home placed them under. Although each client has a different story to share, their dreams and desires of a better life unite them.