Student Stories



At 13 years old, Vida's life changed dramatically when she was forced to marry a 50 year old man. In this episode of Sanctuaries, she shares her life in Ghana and how she fought for a better future through arduous travel and a dedication to her education.

**This program does contain materials which may be disturbing to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.**

We met Vida when she was selected as a recipient of the IIE - Julia Stasch Scholarship for Refugees and Asylees. Learn more about the program: