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The Syrian refugees who now call Canada their home.
Lyse Doucet meets some of the thousands who have been
warmly welcomed, including some old friends.
Mind your language, Emmanuel Igunza reports on efforts to
save an African culture that is facing extinction.
As Rio celebrates its Paralympic success, Wyre Davies asks,
what will be the legacy for disabled people in Brazil.
TRANSLATION: Sport for me is my life, because without sport,
As tens of thousands of refugees from Syria head to Europe in search
of a better life, many may find themselves more welcome in Canada.
It has taken in more than 30,000 Syrians in the past 10 months
and the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the UN this week
that his country will do more to help Syrian refugees.
But as Lyse Doucet, herself a Canadian, reports from Toronto,
the rate of acceptance of these new Canadians
..these girls know their alphabet and a lot more about being Canadian.
Like thousands of Syrians, this family is sponsored
by individuals like Claudia who clubbed together to respond
What other question words do you use?
Her husband Andrew, an art dealer, helps three generations
of the family with their English and help them settle in.
It is the best way to integrate newcomers into the country,
to get them connected with the city, all the things that are available
and to create the warm arrival that sets the tone for the rest
A picnic in the park and a warm welcome from another
Their group raised enough to support the family for a year.
Everyone at this gathering is doing something similar.
You do hear critical voices, but for now the public mood
It is so striking just how different the mood is here than
But then much about Canada is different, every Syrian family
here was carefully vetted and then welcomed by families here in Canada,
and you haven't seen the kind of attacks here that have caused
But when you look at this you have to ask, could this
kind of model be adopted somewhere else?
Then suddenly, in this crowd, a family I know from Syria.
It has been more than two years, their lives were so desperate them.
She told me she would have dreams of people with their heads cut off. Now
her nightmare is over. These Syrians already
feel they belong here. This vast country has long made
space for new citizens, but like many other places
it is asking how many more How long will this
warm welcome last? Lyse Doucet, BBC News,
Toronto. Now, globally, hundreds of millions
of people speak English, but there are only nine people
in the world who can speak Yiaku. It is one of the rarest
languages in the world, spoken by the Yiaku tribe in Kenya,
and it is facing extinction. It is just one of hundreds
of indigenous languages Emmanuel Igunza has been to meet
the Yiaku, one of the smallest A community desperately hanging
on to its dying traditions. This young man is being
taught beekeeping. It has long been the mainstay
of the Yiaku people, but it started fading away in favour
of livestock keeping, because they were influenced
by neighbouring tribes, Decades of inter-marriage
with the Masai has seen much And now they are only nine elderly
people who can speak The elders have decided
to revive their language. This man tells me the community has
been forgotten and now they have taken the task of translating
and teaching the language Decades of illegal logging have
destroyed much of it, pushing the Yiaku community
out of the forest. Unlike the wealthier
and better-known neighbours, the Masai, the Yiaku people
are dependent on this Here is where they gathered
and hunted for food but even Not far from the forest is this
school built by the help Two times a month, students
here learn the language The old men actively
participate in the lessons, despite never having attended formal
education themselves. If these elders die,
then the language will die. Most of our cultures will die,
because they are the custodians This is one of the challenges
that the elderly are now dying There is no mechanism in place
to save the language This is one of the serious,
serious problems that needs The Yiaku community is so small
that it is not recognised among Kenya's 42 ethnic communities,
but they are refusing to give up on their heritage, despite knowing
that theirs is a race against time. Emmanuel Igunza, BBC
News, Central Kenya. It has been a long,
emotional summer in Rio and an incredible few
weeks of sport. The Paralympic games were initially
plagued with problems, but they have been widely seen
as a success. Now the fans and athletes have gone
home, what legacy will the games leave behind for disabled
people in Brazil? Wyre Davies has been speaking
to the next generation If the Olympic and Paralympic games
were all about inspiration and encouragement, then in David
they have found a champion. The 11-year-old from Rio is already
an accomplished surfer, now picking up another soon-to-be
Olympic sport and by the time the next games come around,
he has no intention TRANSLATION: Sport for me
is my life. Because without sport,
I am not David. I never thought I would be able
to skateboard like this. He lives in a country where 40%
of disabled children do not go to school,
where there is a huge gap in equality of opportunity depending
on race or social background. That has to change say campaigners
if Brazil is to build on Rio 2016. For those adolescents,
this cannot be a flash in the pan This means there are possibilities
for people with disabilities out there, that they may have assumed
were not possible for them, because of who they are or where they come
from or what colour they are. Putting on an expensive
summer of sport was a The first games to be held
in South America in a city and country that arguably had
more important priorities. Anxious to avoid accusations
of spending millions on white elephant stadiums that will never be
used again, Rio 2016 officials say many of the venues will have a life
once the games are over. The Arena of the Future will be
broken up, its materials used in the construction
of four new schools. Public support was initially
lukewarm, by the time the Paralympics came around,
ticket prices were cut, enthusiasm grew and the games
felt more inclusive. We showed that we could deliver
a cheap games, lots of legacy, improving lives, it will not solve
all the problems, there are still We know that, problems in Rio,
but the lives are much better because they were
inspired by the games. In the past few weeks,
Brazilians have found new Olympic and Paralympic heroes but the tough
funding decisions to come could make or break the ambitions of a young
boy inspired by what he has witnessed in his own city to one day
become an Olympian himself. Wyre Davies, BBC News,
Rio. Hello. Sunshine and showers tomorrow
on a fresh breeze. Tonight we
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