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Somali Education Night

Posted by afrikonnections on June 11, 2008

A focus on college at Somali Education Night

June, 10 from the Twin Cities Daily Planet By Justin Schell

“Last Friday night, over 80 attended the seventh annual Somali Education Night, an event founded by Mahamoud Wardere and held at the Somali Education Center in Minneapolis. The Somali Education Center offers not only afterschool programs for students in grades K-12, but also adult education and summer programs. Wardere said that the event was organized because he wanted to help Somalis get a better understanding of how to access a good education.

The focus this year was specifically on higher education, to have “students exposed to the university,” according to Wardere—who has worked as a teacher at Washburn High School, is a formal mayoral candidate, and has worked as a representative for Norm Coleman’s St. Paul office.”

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