Harshika J.'s Profile
Hello! I am Harshika Jha. I am a 16 year-old high school student from Plano,TX who is dedicated to serving the refugee community. The journey started as a friend of mine invited me to an event in celebration of World Refugee Day at the Northwest Community Center in Dallas. Meeting and conversing with these refugees was a wonderful experience and it also made me realize that the skills these individuals possess are not being exhibited because of various limitations. When talking to one refugee, they stated that they weren't financially able to pay for lunch at the workplace which led to a decrease in performance. Their current employment status was not revealed, but food should never be a limitation. Seeing my parents, initially immigrants, adjust themselves to a new environment when arriving to America helped me understand a small portion of what the refugees go through here. Because Dallas and Texas in general have such high refugee populations, I would love to be of great help to their community. Creating this organization has increased my interaction with these talented individuals and will give me an opportunity to help them.