John Michael Koffi
John Michael Koffi is a poet, musician and author of Refuge-e: The Journey Much Desired. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he has lived and travelled in multiple countries as a refugee. He appreciates multiculturalism, is highly passionate about Youth empowerment, and advocates for recognition and resolution of minority issues, especially issues affecting refugee youth. He is currently working hand-in-hand with members of a Youth Club he co-founded in Mpaka Refugee Camp in Swaziland to improve existing educational resources, establish an educational fund, and build recreation facilities for all young people in the refugee camp. A United World Colleges graduate, he is currently studying International Relations at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, where he serves as a co-representative of African Studies Minor Program for Africa Awareness Initiative and volunteers as a Wellness Peer. He loves making people sing!