Episode 3 (February 22, 2021): Stories about Exile and Displacement
In the third episode of the Global Migration podcast “Geographies from the Heart: Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada,” host Mohammed Alsaleh speaks to Muhialdin Nyera Bakini and Albino Nyuol who share their stories of exile from South Sudan. Albino will share his journey as a child soldier to a settlement worker here in Canada. Muhialdin will speak of his journey as an asylum seeker from Sudan to Israel and then eventually to Canada as a student at UBC. For more information about the book project please visit the website here. To support the project please visit the project’s GoFundMe page here.
This podcast was recorded on Zoom on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Muhialdin Nyera Bakini completed a BA in Political Science and TESL from the University of Fraser Valley, with distinction, in 2018, while also working as Life Insurance Agent for the World Financial Group. After graduating, he joined the Universal Learning Institute in Coquitlam, British Columbia, as an ESL Instructor. In 2019, Muhialdin was accepted into the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program at UBC. Currently, Muhialdin is looking forward to taking full advantage of the MPPGA program to shape his career path for local and global change as a policy analyst, with a particular interest in resource governance, energy, and human security.
Albino Nyuol migrated to Canada in 2002 from South Sudan. Currently he works as a Settlement Worker with more than 11 years experience at Archway Community Services. The organization provides a variety of services, activities, and educational information in a non-judgmental and safe space to support clients. Albinp helps newcomers to Canada understand their rights and responsibilities and find the programs and services they need. He provides referral services, guidance, support and information, and assists clients with specific settlement needs in order to settle in the province. Albino graduated in 2016 in Social Work from the University of the Fraser Valley. He is married and has two children. He joined SNTC last year in order to tell his refugee story.