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Determined Immigrant Graduates with Honours

Danaiet Teame

Posted: Friday 1st June 2012 07:38

Danaiet Teame, keynote speaker at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event at The Guild on March 21st, with Lisa Dollar, Multicultural Educator, PEI ANC.

Danaiet Teame is a resilient and determined newcomer to Canada. Arriving in Charlottetown eight years ago as a fourteen-year-old without knowing any English language, she applied herself to her education with clear goals for her future. She did not worry when some of her teachers were surprised rather than encouraging when her marks were high. She knew what she was capable of, and her hard work has paid off. Danaiet graduated in May from the UPEI School of Nursing with an honours degree. Her story was featured in The Guardian.

Danaiet was keynote speaker on March 21st at the PEI ANC’s event marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. She is eloquent and poised, a young woman with a bright future. She recently began work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and PEI ANC staff wish her every success -- her story is one of many that illustrates the benefit of immigration to Prince Edward Island and to Canada.

'Doing her father proud' - The Guardian, May 15, 2012