RST is celebrating 40 years of open hearts and fresh starts this year. In honor of our 40th anniversary, RST is looking back on the history of refugees and the contributions they have made to the world.
Keinan Abdi Warsame, better known by his stage name as K'naan, was a child refugee at 12 years old in Somalia. With a sense of urgency to leave war torn Somalia, K’Naan and his family left their homeland for Toronto. His song "Wavin' Flag" was released on March 18th, 2009 and would later be chosen by Coca-Cola as the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.