Keep Your Peace – Youth BRIC Story

Keep Your Peace – Youth BRIC Story


My name is Dickey Dolkar and I came to Canada
in the summer of 2014 to join my family. I was unhappy about leaving my friends back home and facing
new people and environment. I was very happy in my old school as
I had many friends who spoke the same language, Tibetan as me. At my school here in Parkdale, there were
a few girls in my gym class who made fun of the way I played games and spoke English. Although the girls
were of same background as me but they have lived here for many years. I couldn’t tell them to stop so
I felt left out and sad. They continued to tease me for about three months. It stressed me out and made me not
want to go to school. Sometimes when I was studying I thought of these sad moments and they distracted me. I wanted to tell them to stop but didn’t know
how to do it. Some of the girls in the Gym class told me not to respond and said they always behaved like
that with everyone. I also remembered what my teacher from India used to tell me, that, it is better if we
don’t respond. So, I kept calm and ignored them. Over time, when they saw that I didn’t care, they stopped making
fun of me and soon the course ended. I felt happy, relieved and comfortable. Please don’t tease or laugh at others as
this can cause a lot of problem. If you are teased like that and it bothers you a lot, you shouldn’t show your
anger but you should never be afraid to ask for help from your school office and teachers. I didn’t speak
with my teacher because it didn’t get too serious but it could have. I was able to manage it with the support of
my friends. I feel that everyone should feel safe in school.

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