Blossom Hill Foundation's 2019 Fellows!
Blossom Hill is thrilled to announce our 2019 Class of Fellows! This year, seven new Fellows are joining our Fellowship program with innovative initiatives to make breakthroughs for refugee children affected by conflict and war. From an innovative child protection puppet theatre program, vocational training for out-of-school unaccompanied youth, a coding school for youth, a breakthrough app that enables refugees on the move to fill out official documents in a language they understand, to a children's health and hygiene program, these initiatives will put refugee children and youth on the path to success and a better future.
BH Fellow 2019
Fereshteh Ganjavi (USA)
Fereshteh is an Afghan refugee who arrived in the US without the resources to thrive in her new country. After working incredibly hard to learn English while raising children with her husband, she earned her university degree and worked as a healthcare coordinator for the refugee community in New Haven, CT. In recognition of the extraordinary opportunity that she was granted, Fereshteh founded Elena's Light to help refugees by providing in-home programs for their children in health and hygiene education and health services as well as local engagement activities to promote social integration within their new community.