Ventures
Refuge
Location
Columbus, OH
United States
US
Issue Area(s)

About

Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi, Jackson Frazier, and Nima Dahir are the co-founders of Refuge, a social venture that aims to empower adolescent refugee populations through intercultural dialogue and higher education. The program will establish an online community to promote intercultural exchange between refugee and American student partners, culminating in an immersion experience at Ohio State University to foster relationships and spur discussion with community leaders. Recently, Refuge completed a successful academic year program at OSU and a pilot program at the University of Cincinnati. Through these two chapters, it engaged nearly 50 refugee and immigrant adolescents and just as many college students. It also co-led another successful refugee advocacy training at OSU and the student chapter held an incredible two-day immersive experience at Ohio State, which included a tour of Ohio Stadium, a TEDx event for the high school students, and a banquet and scholarship giveaway.