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Authentic Food Makes Afghan Refugees Feel Welcome

Thousands of refugees from Afghanistan have settled in the U.S. after fleeing their country during the Taliban takeover. Many feel grateful for their new lives but also homesick for the family members, country, and culture they left behind. Break Bread, Break Borders is an organization in Dallas, Texas, that welcomes and comforts refugees by offering authentic, culturally appropriate meals. Listen to newly settled Afghan refugees tell their stories and describe what it means to them to share a familiar meal.


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Story Length: 3:51

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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