Temple University School of Social Work MSW student Lourena Gboeah was recently selected to serve as a delegate from the state of Delaware in the 2013 Refugee Congress hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Refugee Congress is composed of 50 delegates from each state, all of whom entered the U.S. as a refugee or asylee. The Congress advocates for refugees around the world in the areas of entry and resettlement services by persuading members of the United States Congress to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).
As a part of the Refugee Congress, Lourena met with staffers from Congressman John Carney's and Senator Chris Coons' office and spoke about their contributions to the CIR.
Learn more about Lourena, her past as a Liberian refugee, and the work that she's doing on behalf of refugees across the globe on the UNHCR website.
Learn more about the Masters of Social Work program at Temple University.