“A Kenya native has been selected as one of the finalists of the 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards … Flora Terah-Igoki, a women’s rights activist who relocated to Canada from Kenya in 2009 and currently resides in Lachine, Quebec, has become a powerful advocate for non-violence and anti-bullying campaigns in Canada and around the world.
… The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes people who have come to Canada and have made a positive difference living here. Whether it’s a community advocate or volunteer, a successful entrepreneur or a cultural icon, this is the first Canadian national award program that recognizes immigrants’ achievements from all walks of life. The selected 25 immigrants will enthuse and motivate all immigrants as they establish their new life and home in Canada, says the awards sponsor.
Flora is one of 75 finalists, with voting for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants being done online. She needs your vote to receive the 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants award. You can vote for her online at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25.
When Flora first arrived in Canada in 2009, she worked with the CWSE and gave a talk on her experiences of persecution, and torture, and the murder of her son in Kenya. Her story is heartbreaking but powerful. Congratulations Flora, for this much-deserved honour.