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    One tree, one day, at a time

    Day 277

    Seeding the Future

    What Salim Mohamed, a young Yemeni refugee, misses about his old school is 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 current school in Mogadishu.”

    We might not be able to recreate those huge, beautiful trees for Salim in an instant – but we can surely plant the seeds.

    So together with the Alight team in Mogadishu, we put on a tree planting day for all the students at Salim’s school!

    It was a full day of planting, watering, and tending to the trees, giving them the best chance at taking root and growing tall.

    It was an opportunity not just to honor Salim’s request, but to show every student that it’s possible to change things for themselves – to recreate the things they love, wherever they are.

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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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