Category: LIP Blog

May - 16

Paying it Forward with Mostafa

Mostafa Skouta is originally from Morocco, Africa, but he felt that something was missing from his life. He wasn’t happy with the class systems in Morocco and how the rich and powerful people would use their influence to better themselves-…

Apr - 11

Mathelious Gomes – Bangladesh

Mathelious Gomes is a 35-year-old resident of Portage la Prairie and came to the community through Boston Pizza. Incredible as it sounds, it is absolutely true. How was this done, you may be pondering, to get a young man all…

Mar - 14

From Pakistan to Portage la Prairie

A young 20-year-old, Raahim Iqbal made the journey from Pakistan to Winnipeg to become an International Student at the University of Manitoba in 2011. He arrived in December in the cold winter after finishing 5 years of Army Boarding School…

Feb - 26

Iftakar Houlani – Syria

Iftakar Houlani – Syria Picture this in your imagination: You are leaving your country that you were born and raised in for over 30 years because of conflict, fighting, guns and fear.  You are leaving a place that was home…