One such example is Abdelhfeiz, an immigrant from Sudan who is making a new life for himself in Grand Island.
“I love the Literacy Council of Grand Island, because when I am here, I feel as if I have come home.”
Abdelhfeiz arrived at the Literacy Council of Grand Island in search of help to learn English and create connections within his new community. Two years later, Abdelhfeiz had the opportunity to give back. He recently volunteered to serve as a translator for an Arabic-speaking individual seeking services at a local shelter—something that wouldn’t have been possible without his experiences with the Literacy Council.
“Abdelhfeiz exemplifies everything that can be achieved when a community makes a small investment in its people,” said Stoppkotte. “Thanks to the Peter Kiewit Foundation’s investment, we are able to create a stronger, better-connected, more prosperous community.”