Two very special students at St. Charles Young Street are to be celebrated. Mayson Almisri and her husband Maan Alaboud are Syrian journalists. Mayson was part of the White Helmet humanitarian organization in Syria. The members are part of the efforts to rescue the multitudes of desperate civilians in that country. On May 4 they were invited to Ottawa to meet with Canadian journalists. The couple were introduced to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mayson took the opportunity to discuss the plight of the Syrian people with him. She also presented the Prime Minister with her "white helmet" and uniform.
These are truly the quiet heroes amongst us.