Somaliland to Harvard: How this student beat the odds

April 6, 2015 4:04 PM

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Somaliland to Harvard: How this student beat the odds

Abdisamad Adan could barely carry a conversation in English five years ago, but he's just been accepted to study at Harvard University.

He credits the dramatic change in his fortunes to Somaliland's Abaarso School, a very small boarding school he attended, which was founded in 2009 by an American hedge fund manager.

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