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    There's nothing quite like getting lost in a really good story

    Day 278

    Expanding Hearts and Minds

    In Mogadishu, young Yemeni refugees are living side by side with Somali residents, but they often don't get a chance to get to know each other, to hear about each other's lives and experiences. If they did, thought our Alight Somalia team, they might realize they have more in common than they think...

    One tree, one day, at a time

    Day 277

    Seeding the Future

    When Salim Mohamed, a Yemeni refugee living in Mogadishu, Somalia, was asked what he missed the most about his old school in Yemen, he talked about the trees. "We had five huge trees in my old school in Yemen," he said, "and during break time we would gather under the tree chit chat, rest and climb. We only have one baby tree in my school in Mogadishu.”

    Using painting for fun - and for fueling futures

    Day 276

    Outside the Box

    We wanted to give the Yemeni refugee students we work with an opportunity to do something outside of the classroom, something that might be different than their normal day to day. Learning to hone their painting skills is something that most students don't really get an opportunity to do - but it's a great creative outlet. And, it could serve them well in the future too.

    Meeting new people, inspiring excellence in education

    Day 275

    Friendly Competition

    In Mogadishu, Alight teams have been working to do what they can for the thousands of Yemeni refugees now living in the city. Many of them are young people, desperately trying to keep their education alive and opportunities open.

    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

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