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    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.

    One of our teammates in Mogadishu, Zaila, had an idea for how to keep these students engaged in school while at the same time connecting them with other students – an inter-school academic competition!

    “Competition inspires students,” he said, “and meeting in friendly competition enables children to expand their circle of new friends from different schools.”

    So the team got to work, organizing a one day academic bowl! For its inaugural run, we gathered students from two schools – Bartamaha and Sacada schools.

    “I have played and taken part in different competitive activities like sporting, but for academics, it’s the first time!” said Abdulkadir, a student from Bartamaha. “I found it to be very enjoyable. I met new friends from Sacada School too!”

    Students learned lessons of teamwork, experiencing wins and losses alongside their classmates. It was a time to bond, a time to grow, and a time to enjoy an experience that’s all about your intellect.

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    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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