KTVH: Missoula students learn about refugee crisis for ‘Diversity Week’

MISSOULA – Sentinel High School students learned about the world’s refugee crisis first hand from someone at the center of the problem.

Haley Smith, the founder of “Lifting Hands International” in Phoenix, spoke to Sentinel High School students during the “Diversity Week” put on by the Montana World Affairs Council. Lifting Hands specializes in helping refugees resettle in their new homes.

Smith says giving students the facts about a very controversial topic is essential to helping the problem in future generations.

The program was also sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International and will have a presentation open to the public Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Ballroom in Missoula.