I found my passion for helping others because TAYFFI opened their doors for me. My name is Hiba Mohammed, I am a 1st year student at the University of Saskatchewan studying to be a social worker because I have a passion for helping others. Volunteering with the Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc has been one of the most amazing experiences for me. I got to make some amazing friends, and met people from all over the world; learn about their backgrounds, traditions, and life stories. TAYFFI gave me the opportunity to work with newcomer kids and assist them through the struggles of fitting in and learning to be part of the Canadian community.
I got to know Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc [TAYFFI] in February of 2019. The organization is truly centered on service and advancement of newcomers in Saskatoon and they have proved this without a doubt. In my case I have had the opportunity to serve as an MC at community event, get connected to a summer job, and have increased my network with virtually all the community-based organizations in the Saskatoon city and Area. The Youth Mentoring and Leadership program at TAYFFI helped me to develop my soft skills, inter-personal leadership engagement, event planning and fundraising, among others. I am grateful to TAYFFI for exponentially increasing my community network and leadership skills.
A wonderful organization committed to providing support services and a feel of community to those in need of it.
Truly Alive Foundation holds a huge credit in making me feel integrated in the Community I was new to, and makes me understand how each one of us is indispensable to our community.
I never realized the amount of history involved in the Reconciliation Movement until I represented the Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc [TAYFFI] at a recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission Youth Conference in Regina. Everyone was immensely welcoming, and I really felt like I had a voice there. I was thrilled to have been part of the experience, relating with our stories, and finding the similarities in our cultures. We even came up with a metaphor and likened Reconciliation to Sharing Spicy Food - it's giving others a taste of your meal, but also knowing that their minds and body may not be immune to it. Yet, their willingness to eating and appreciating that meal can go a long way! I am grateful to TAYFFI for the privilege to partake in this life-changing opportunity.