Tesfai Abraha Yakob
Tesfai Abraha Yakobwas resettled by Exodus in May of 2018. He escaped a brutal dictatorship in Eritrea in 2010, only to find that the countries he fled to weren’t any safer. He journeyed across war torn Sudan and witnessed atrocities in Libya. Then, he made the dangerous journey across the sea from Libya to Malta. He fled with nothing, but his high school and college transcripts, and hope for his future. Tesfai will share his refugee journey and what it means to have a safe place to call home.
Newcomer of the Year
Originally from Zimbabwe, Joana Unworried inspires us with her perseverance and compassion for others. Even while working full-time, she takes advantage of every Exodus training and opportunity to learn a new skill. In her spare time, she reaches across cultures to help refugee women in her apartment complex with childcare. We are honored to recognize her as our Newcomer of the Year.
Seth Morales is President of Morales Group, an award winning staffing agency with offices in Indiana and Kentucky. Morales Group is dedicated to giving back in the community and creating employment opportunities for refugees and immigrants. “Refugees reinvigorate our local economy, bring innovation to our city and make our community stronger. Each year we stand proudly alongside Exodus to further their mission and to provide opportunities to the clients they serve in hopes of building a stronger foundation for them in their new country.”