Category: New to the USA

South African Jermaine Mentoor wins soccer scholarship to study in Florida

His hard work and efforts to get noticed at recent international trials has paid off for 17-year-old Jermaine Mentoor who has left South Africa to follow his soccer dreams.

Last year in March, Mentoor participated in local trials he saw advertised on social media. The trials were live streamed to America and Mentoor was one of 19 boys from South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe who were selected to participate in a soccer showcase in Florida in July last year, the end goal was a scholarship to play and study in the USA. Continue reading “South African Jermaine Mentoor wins soccer scholarship to study in Florida”

Ghanaian immigrants recount early struggles in America

Every African immigrant to America has a tale of their struggles in the first few months and even years in the USA. In this report, two Ghanaian immigrants recount what they had to do the get by after arriving from Africa. Continue reading “Ghanaian immigrants recount early struggles in America”

Congolese refugee finds ‘miracles’ like washing machines in Buffalo

A hundred years old Congolese refugee  who was recently resettled in the United States finds modern home appliances to be “miracles” in the city of Buffalo, New York. This entertaining story is told by By  of The Buffalo News Continue reading “Congolese refugee finds ‘miracles’ like washing machines in Buffalo”