My name is Sophia TenClay, and I am a member of One World Girl’s Youth Advisory Council. For four years I lived in Italy, where my family worked with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. My mom is a social worker who worked mostly with women who were survivors of human trafficking from Nigeria and with refugee families from Syria, where a brutal war continues. My father is a pastor who served as a protestant Christian minister to five churches in Italy, two of which had many people from various countries in Africa who attended. My sister and I attended italian schools and learned to write, speak and read Italian in less than a year! 

Although my parents were the official missionaries, my sister and I also spent a lot of time with the people my mom and dad helped. We attended worship and other activities at the churches where my dad worked, and I helped lead Sunday School for the other children. We attended a multicultural school where some of the women my mom worked with participated...

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