Eagle/Garden City
Virtual Zoom meeting
United States of America

Salome Mwangi has called Boise, Idaho home since relocating here 16 years ago via the refugee resettlement program from Nairobi, Kenya.  Upon arrival, she put to good use her language skills by bridging the language and cultural gap between limited English proficient immigrants and their service providers. She currently manages the Refugee Speakers Bureau at the Idaho Office for Refugees.  

The Idaho Office for Refugees supports our nation's founding belief of offering refuge and safety to people forced to leave their homes due to persecution of their religious beliefs, political opinions or ethnic heritage.  They create opportunities for refugees and the larger community to come together over their shared values of hard work, family, faith and freedom, through English Language education, cultural events, and programs like Global Gardens and the Refugee Speakers Bureau.