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Shamas Umedaly wishes his first grandchild Rehanah all the best in her upcoming wedding to David

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Jul 12 2012




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Nakasero Primary School was a very special place

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Sep 08 2009




When I visited Uganda in 2009 the Principal and Teachers were meeting abouttheir 5 year plan in the old music room. I surprised them and was so pleased to meet them. They were in the middle of figuring out how to contact their Alumni , the old girls an...

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The AgaKhan Seconary school Kampala Uganda. Tour Talk with Principal in 2009

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Sep 08 2009




What they have done at the school since the 1980's is nothing short of a miracle. They need help to continue to improve this fine educational facility.

More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out a...

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The AgaKhan Seconary school Kampala Uganda. Talk with Principal in 2009

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Sep 08 2009




The school looks just as it was but I understand it has taken a lot of energy and time to restore it. Consider donating to the school if you were a student there.

More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go?...

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Umeeda's last day in Uganda- Long ago far away but it could have been yesterday

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 24 2009




Photo: Assembly room at Aga Khan Secondary taken in 2009
I was 15 years old when I had to leave. Listen to my story abou my last day in Uganda and getting ready to travel to Oregon. I was leaving my parents, family, friends, dogs , homes with a $100 i...

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Mike Molloy tells us more

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 24 2009




What were those last days like? How many people left? How did they leave?
Photo: New airport in Entebbe ,2009

More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
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Mike Molloy part of the Canadian team that came to process the refugees

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 24 2009




Stories of a Canadian team working hard in a Uganda to process Asains
What was that like?

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Lella Umedaly had hope for the future

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 24 2009




Lella came to Canda with Shamas Umedaly.
She loved Canada and couldnt wait to get here
She had 5 children and grandchildren Farhan, Aaleeya, Rehannah, Nareena, Aryannah, Tariq, Aari and Tareck
Son in laws Terry Ketter, Andrew Spence ( deceased) , G...

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Lella was planning to come to Canada and always wanted to live here

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Photo : with her grandaughter nareena switlo at her graduation from University of Victoria
Education meant a lot to Lella
More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
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Lella Umedaly began her life in Africa in South Africa

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Lella Umedaly ( nee keshavjee)left South Africa in her teens to marry Shamas Umedaly in Uganda. She had 5 children, Nzeera, Mossadiq, Muneera, Umeeda and Hamed. She educated herself and became a Montessori teacher.
Hear about her time during the Ugand...

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Sikunder travelled to England and made Canada home

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Sikunder had studied sound and electronics, he is an inventor and loves Indian classical music.
Photo: Relaxing on Salt Spring Island
More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
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Sikunder tells us more

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009





More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
To add your story please contact Umeeda Umedaly at switlo@shaw.ca
All stories are welcome on MP3 format with a photo. Interview som...

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Sikunder Umedaly tells us more

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Photo
Shameer Umedaly with his pet monkeys

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Sikunder Umedaly lives in a peaceful place on Salt Spring Island

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Sikunder recalls the story about bodies in Lake Victoria and how he escaped. He loved boating on Lake Victoria.
Individuals did amazing things during this time. He was helped by people he had met and helped in the past.
Thanks Uncle Sikunder fo ryour...

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Sikunder Umedaly, Sylvia and their son Shameer

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




My Uncle Sikunder Umedaly tells stories I have never heard before about his work and the last days in Uganda

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The personal stories of Ugandans around the world are shared. <br><Br> About Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Umeeda Umedaly was amongst 80,000 people who in 1972 left Uganda as refugees.
Umeeda works with CUSO International as an outreach officer for Western Canada. She loves Africa and its people.
Umeeda had a Cuso teacher in Uganda and recently volunteered in Rwanda as a Fundraising adviser for 5 disability groups in Rwanda.
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Shamas Umedaly wishes his first grandchild Rehanah all the best in her upcoming wedding to David
Nakasero Primary School was a very special place
The AgaKhan Seconary school Kampala Uganda. Tour Talk with Principal in 2009
The AgaKhan Seconary school Kampala Uganda. Talk with Principal in 2009
Umeeda's last day in Uganda- Long ago far away but it could have been yesterday
Mike Molloy tells us more
Mike Molloy part of the Canadian team that came to process the refugees
Lella Umedaly had hope for the future
Lella was planning to come to Canada and always wanted to live here
Lella Umedaly began her life in Africa in South Africa