IT was a special day yesterday at Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace when one of three children of a Syrian family who arrived here in June began classes.
Zeinab al Kadro, 7, was accompanied by her mother Rahma as she joined classmates in the first official day of school.
As was the case with other students, Zeinab arrived equipped with a backpack carrying all the essentials to begin school.
Mother and daughter were also greeted by Skeena – Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen.
Cullen said he was happy to meet the pair and to see the family settling in the community.
Entering school is a significant occasion for children, Cullen added in noting that his own twin boys were beginning their first day of school in Ottawa.
The al Kadro family of father Amer, mother Rahma and Zeinab’s brothers, Abd al Elah, 4, and Youssef, 5, are being sponsored by a local group.
Cullen is in the area this week conducting information meetings on how Canadians might change the way the way they vote for Members of Parliament.
His session was in Terrace last night and tonight he’s in Kitimat.