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Zebiba Shekhia

Born in war-torn Eritrea, Zebiba Shekhia managed to escape to the United States and build a successful life, but she wanted to help Eritreans who were left behind.  She focused on Eritreans living in desperate conditions in refugee camps in Sudan.  She asked them what they wanted most, and she was surprised to learn that they wanted a high school for girls.  Zebiba did not have any idea how to achieve this goal, but she mustered all her resourcefulness and, in partnership with ARAHA, she found a way. The school opened in 2010, and Zebiba has assumed the responsibility for keeping it operating since that time.  To date, over 500 children have graduated.  You can watch a video about it on her website.

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