It was hard to Khadar Muhumed to leave his friends and family in Ethiopia behind. It’s not easy to start a new life in a new country.
Khadar was born in Kebri Beyah, Ethiopia to parents from Somalia. He spent the entirety on his early life in a refugee camp with his family. There he attended school and had a large group of friends. In 2006, his parents began the resettlement process to move to the United States. Several years later—in 2014—Khadar received the news that his family had been selected.
After saying goodbye to all his friends, Khadar boarded a plane to the United States. His first day was a mix of excitement and fear. He didn’t know where he was, and the only English word he knew was “yes.” Khadar spent two weeks in Greensboro, North Carolina before moving to Minnesota. After a difficult transition, he began to love his new life in Minneapolis.
Currently, Khadar is a student at Wellstone International High School. Outside of academics, he visits the library and plays on the school soccer team. After high school, he wants to graduate high school and become a police officer, doctor, or counselor.