I’ll never forget the night I spent in my Rohingya friend’s home in Wisconsin. As we all snuggled together, 5 people to a bed, 13-year-old Hasina turns to me and says, “Teacher, if I stayed in Myanmar, I would be married right now. But instead, I’m here…and I can study and go to school. And one day I will be a doctor.” Hasina is one of the smartest girls I’ve met. Had she not been given the opportunity to an education, there’s no telling where she would be right now…but certainly not on the path to medical school.
The more girls we educate, the more Hasinas we can empower. These are the ones who will make changes in their community. All they need is an opportunity.
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