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Margaret Leak ’15 Helps Transform School in Ethiopia

posted 2012.10.14 Margaret Leak ‘15 spent her summer a significant distance away from her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She traveled to the thriving city of Addis Ababa to teach math to Ethiopian students through the nonprofit organization Cherokee Gives Back. However, when Leak arrived, she realized that her supervisor had something different in store for her. “What are you passionate about, Margaret?” asked Hareg Gerusu, the principal of Destiny Academy. “Teaching and making teachers better,” Leak responded; her answer immediately
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Lianne Gonsalves ’10 Receives Boren Fellowship to Support Public Health Initiatives in Ethiopia

posted 2012.05.21 Lianne Gonsalves ‘10 has received a David L. Boren Fellowship which will fund a year in Ethiopia. During her time in Africa, Gonsalves will immerse herself in language acquisition and a qualitative research project. Beginning in August, Gonsalves will study the Amharic language at Addis Ababa University. After two months, she will move from the capital to the rural Amhara region to begin her research project. Gonsalves will collect data on family planning practices and natural resource use by local
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