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Last week, I got to talk to Mohamed Abdi, one of our district’s multilingual liaisons. We talked about school in Somalia and in Kenya, where he moved when he was 15. I’ve been talking to our liaisons to get a clearer view of where our students come from.

It’s been fascinating.

I just can’t believe what our students have had to go through. Can you imagine being 18 and starting out in first grade? 50 kids in a class? Learning and being tested in languages you didn’t grow up with?

I’ve heard stories of corporal punishment, too. That’s one of the follow-up questions I need to ask Mohamed…

To see some of the resources I’ve gathered that talk about schools in Kenya camps, check out this link. That’s also where I’ve posted other videos I’ve done, including one on Bisharo’s experiences in Kenya and Tanzania. 

Next? Schools in the Nepali camps!

Stay tuned…


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