I was nervous when I met my first Somali woman. And again when I shook hands with a Bhutanese/Nepalese refugee. The time I spent with a family from Chad was nerve wracking.
Bhutan native Kashi Adhikari fled the country due to government persecution. He is among a group that’s working to build a Hindu temple close to Columbus’ Nepalese community.
From the Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans documentary, we take a look at stories of immigrants turned community members, and their contribution to our community.
After immigrating from Indonesia, Arthur Bing had to restart his medical career. He then started his own practice and taught at Ohio State as well as lead philanthropic efforts.
Emmanuel Olawale came to the United States from Nigeria and is now an attorney.