Hawo Ibrahim is a senior at University School of Nashville and attended KIPP Academy Nashville until 2013. She is the youngest of five and the first in her family to attend a four-year university.

I Was Born in a Refugee Camp in Kenya and Now I’ll Be the First in My Family to Attend College

by Hawo Ibrahim

In 1992, my family escaped the civil war in Somalia and we were randomly selected to live in a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. I was born in that camp in 1998....

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I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.

#BecauseTheyCan