12-29-09: Learning to Rebuild
Conversation originally aired September 18, 2009
A grassroots non-profit called the Iraqi Student Project, run by two Americans based in Syria, helped 14 displaced Iraqi students study at U.S. colleges last school year—it’s helping 21 more students this year. It arranges tuition waivers, raises funds for living expenses, and organizes a support network of people to help the Iraqi students negotiate life in America.
One of these students started his freshman year at Goucher College in Towson in August—Sheilah talked to him in September. His name is Ahmed. They were joined by Alessandra Manfree, director of the Iraqi Student Project Baltimore.