From army camp, to refugee camp, to university campus, to city engineer
“I would like members of the audiences to see a live example of how extending a helping hand to a refugee can change a person, their family, their community and entire society by changing one life at a time.” – Daniel Mach, B.Sc. ME 2015
At the age of six Daniel was forced to flee his home in, what is now, South Sudan to join a rebel group which used children as soldiers. At age 13 he became a refugee at one of the biggest refugee camps in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. In 2008, Daniel was resettled in Canada through the WUSC Student Refugee Program where he studied at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Mach is a Mechanical Engineer working for the City of Winnipeg in the Water and Waste Department.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.