Bangladesh immigrant outreach event draws 14 immigrants | Community Spirit
More than a dozen Bengali youth from Hudson and its surrounding area gathered last Friday at an event organized by Tech Valley High School students.
The evening gathering at the Boys and Girls Club in Hudson was designed to get the immigrants to get to know one-another, says the school’s communications coordinator.
Junior Rokeya Sultana, who attends the school from Hudson and is an immigrant from Bangladesh, said it is difficult for immigrant youth to make friends and know others in their immigrant community.
Friday's "mixer" featured a variety of games designed to get the youths to interact and learn about each other.
Jahed Miah, who lives in Hudson and attends school there, said the event was fun. "It helped us meet new people and learn new skills, such as how to interact with others,"said Miah.
Fellow organizer, Robyn Yonkers, of East Greenbush, said the event came together in just a few days and added she was pleased with the outcome. Besides Sultana and Yonkers, other students that organized the event were Tim Noeth, Seth Miller and William Ennist.
The organizers said that based on Friday's success, another mixer may be conducted in the coming months.