Chantale Niyonkuru and Sara Skinner

Recorded August 10, 2022 Archived August 10, 2022 41:07 minutes
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Sara Skinner (49) interviews her friend and colleague Chantale Niyonkuru (23) about her upbringing, culture, life experiences, and journey from a refugee camp in Tanzania to graduating college in Boise, Idaho.

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CN recalls life in Africa before coming to America.
CN recalls a camp, gunshots, and contracting an illness before she was about to leave for America.
CN talks about coming to the United States for the first time.
CN recalls a someone making their dog chase her.
CN recalls her experiences in her classrooms.
CN mentions her "second mom" and talks about the influence of others offering help or kind gestures.
CN acknowledges her junior high teacher and talks about African culture and how women are perceived in her culture.
CN recalls chores and responsibilities she had in Africa at a young age.
CN talks about expectations of her.
CN recalls her desire to graduate from college and talks about dedication, desire, and passion.
CN talks about wanting to specifically work with kids.
CN talks about what she would like to help others understand and talks about the proper way to approach someone.
CN and SS share final thoughts and acknowledge one another.


  • Chantale Niyonkuru
  • Sara Skinner

Recording Location

Boise State Public Radio