Integration of Bhutanese-Nepalese refugees in the schools of Fredericton, New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick
This research explores the real experiences of young Bhutanese-Nepalese refugees who were admitted to Canada as Government Assisted Refugees (GAR). Five themes emerged during the research which helped me understand their struggle in schools :1) Language Barrier Leading to Frustration and Isolation; 2) Importance of ESL Classes; 3) Changing Dynamics Between the Teacher and Students; 4)The Importance of Sports for the Newcomers and 5)Hope and Resilience Among the Youths. The recommendations listed in the last chapter are in the words of the participants. They help us understand the current needs of the former young refugees across Canada and possibly frame policies which will help them have a sense of belonging in the school community and larger society.