Michael receives 'Journey of Hope Award'
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families awarded Michael with the Journey of Hope Award on June 18th, 2011. The award recognizes achievements of refugees who came to the U.S, especially emphasizing the work they do for others in their communities. The competition to be nominated for an award like this is fierce, about 60,000 refugees were considered for it this year in Wisconsin. Michael was nominated by various refugee agencies that he has worked with in the past, back in Wisconsin.