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Southfield Charter School to Welcome Ukrainian Refugee Students

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SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, May 16, 2022 ~ A Southfield charter school is welcoming more than 100 Ukrainian refugee students as millions of people escape the embattled European country.

AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School is also donating clothes and other resources to the students after they fled with grandparents, siblings, or even alone, in some cases.

The other Ukrainian students we have here who are not refugees are stepping up and translating and helping out … they are the mediators,” said AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Preschool, Elementary & Middle School Principal Sonia Kalfayan.

We have a lot of high school students stepping down to the middle school to help out with those students … they have like a buddy system now.”

Hear 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne talk about the 125 incoming students, below.


May 16, 2022 ~ We hear about children who have become refugees due to the war in Ukraine. 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne tells Paul W. some of those children are lucky enough to find refuge in other countries, including the United States and many are right here in Metro Detroit at the Alex & Marie Manoogian School.