Kinda Nassli a former Syrian TV host and mother of three children, went from being a recognisable public figure in her city of Damascus to being a refugee in Ireland.
Kinda joined Sinead on the show along with Sarah Meaney Sartori, Research Manager based in Maynooth University on a project called College Connects which connects underrepresented students to higher education courses.
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