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Mike Molloy and the Canadians come to Uganda
Umeeda Umedaly Swilto
Aug 23 2009
He had just started working for the foreign service. The Canadian team came to Uganda bringing 2 large Candian flags. They set up at the IPS building and in 7 days were ready to process the applications. 8,000 family applications wre taken and on day 3 they had 4,500 returned applications.
Listen to the story of an amazing Canadian team that we still admire today. Many of them have gone on to careers in teh forgein service.
To think in 1962 Canada had a colour barrier in its immigration history and by 1967 a point system had been established.
These refugees were processed under the "oppressed minority" category and settled in Canada as refugees
Thanks Mike for this great interview.
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.
Recent EpisodesShamas 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
Sikunder travelled to England and made Canada home
Sikunder tells us more
Sikunder Umedaly tells us more
Sikunder Umedaly lives in a peaceful place on Salt Spring Island
Sikunder Umedaly, Sylvia and their son Shameer