English lessons, friendship provided for women isolated in a new land

‘First time I am reading this,’ said Bashir-Louise, a native of Syria who came to the United States from Egypt several months ago to live with her daughter's family in Ballwin. Bashir-Louise, who speaks Arabic and French, has permanent resident status and soon will take her citizenship test. She's being helped with her studies for the test and with reading and speaking English by Becky Mueller, a member of St. Clement of Rome Parish in Des Peres and a volunteer with the Immigrant and Refugee Women's Program in St. Louis.'“

(ArchSTL, 2/2017)