Godi Godar


My name is Godi Godar. Currently, I live in Durham. I originally come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Q: How did you end up here?

I came here through a connection with a missionary who invited me here to the US. I continued learning English at a community college in Durham. I’m a skilled worker and built my house here too.

Q: What do you do?

I started an organization that protects tropical forest in my home country. The organization is called Go Conscious Earth.

Q: What languages do you know?

First, I learned Bantomba. Then, in elementary school I learned Lingala, a commercial language. From about 4th or 5th grade until college. I learned French. 

Q:Do you know any others in the area from your region?

I know someone from Congo who lives in Raleigh. I don’t have much association with that community because I think I live kind of far from Raleigh. But, at times I feel there is a big community that exists.

Q: Do you have any difficulties with language?

When I go back to Congo and I speak English, French, or Lingala. I mix them up. Language is a bit tricky for me. 

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