By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |
Eyob Naizghi, longtime executive director of MOSAIC, will be stepping down from his role with the Vancouver-based immigrant-serving agency at the end of June 2018. In tribute, MOSAIC has established a new scholarship for refugee women called the Eyob G. Naizghi Scholarship Award.
The $5,000 award will be granted annually to a refugee woman leader to pursue academic or vocational post-secondary education. Whether her leadership was highlighted in a refugee camp or in Canada, or by mobilizing people anywhere in the world, this scholarship will support her future leadership aspirations in Canada.
Naizghi has been at the helm of the organization since 2001, and has served the organization for more than 25 years in total. He came to Canada as a refugee from Eritrea, an experience that has guided his work with MOSAIC over the years.