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60 Minutes | CBS News - Posted 1 month ago
Starr Students

Abaarso, its students, and founder, Jonathan Starr, were all featured on a 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Overtime segment.

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The New York Times - Posted 2 months ago
From Somaliland to Harvard

NYT columnist, Nicholas Kristof, writes about Abaarso alumnus and Harvard student, Abdisamad.

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Morning Joe | MSNBC - Posted 2 months ago
How One School Thrived In A 'Failed State'

Our founder, Jonathan Starr, left his former career as a hedge fund manager to establish Abaarso. Jonathan appears on Morning Joe to discuss his new book, It Takes a School, and how a US travel ban on seven Muslim-majoirty countries would jeopardize students' educations and futures.

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BBC World Service - Posted 2 months ago
Somaliland Kid Makes It to Harvard

BBC Newsday interviews Abaarso alumnus and Harvard student, Abdisamad, and Jonathan Starr.

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CBC Radio - Posted 2 months ago
Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT

CBC Radio interviews Abaarso alumnus studying at Harvard, Abdisamad Adan, and our founder, Jonathan Starr, about the success and founding of Abaarso.

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CNN Money - Posted 2 months ago
Somaliland students to Trump: You're destroying our dreams

President Trump's decision to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has jeopardized the university dreams of hundreds of students from the self-declared republic of Somaliland.

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Bloomberg News - Posted 2 months ago
Jonathan Starr’s Interview with Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News interviews Jonathan Starr on founding Abaarso School.

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The Boston Globe - Posted 2 months ago
Writing a success story in Somaliland

The Boston Globe features our founder, Jonathan Starr, about the founding and success of Abaarso.

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The Huffington Post - Posted 6 months ago
Helping Immigrants Build Somalia’s Future, One School At A Time

The Huffington Post reports on SAFE’s contribution to Abaarso School.

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The Wall Street Journal - Posted 6 months ago
The ‘Business’ of International Aid

Founder and director, Jonathan Starr, outlines Abaarso’s unique approach to development.

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Emory - Posted 6 months ago
An Unlikely Education

Emory Magazine features Emory alumnus, Jonathan Starr, and Abaarso School.

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The Christian Science Monitor - Posted 6 months ago
Abaarso School, Run Like a Business, Brings Top-Notch Education to Somalia

The Christian Science Monitor examines Abaarso’s unique model of operations.

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David Shinn - Posted 6 months ago
Somaliland: Education Success Story

US Ambassador David H. Shinn blogs about Abaarso School’s first graduating class.

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ESPN - Posted 6 months ago
NMH’s Hussein Named Gatorade XC Runner of Year

ESPN highlights Abaarso alumnus Mohamed Hussein’s remarkable achievements in running.

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Life in Worcester Far Different from Homeland in Somaliland

Worcester Telegram reports on Deqa Abdirahman Aden’s scholarship to Worcester Academy.

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The Gulf Time - Posted 6 months ago
Sheikha Fatima Empowers Finalists to Finish ZFEP Project

Gulf Times reports on Sheikha Fatima’s donation to Abaarso, a two time Zayed Future Energy Prize finalist.

Star Tribune - Posted 6 months ago
Two Minnesotans find fulfillment teaching in Somalia

The Star Tribune reports on the experiences of two former teachers, Kelly Heller and Ava Ramberg.

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CNN Money - Posted 6 months ago
Somaliland to Harvard: How This Student Beat the Odds

CNN Money reports on Abdisamad Aden’s remarkable admission to Harvard University.

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Wardheer News - Posted 6 months ago
An Interview With Abaarso’s Headmaster and Founder, Jonathan Starr

Wardheer, a Somali online paper, interviews Jonathan Starr.

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Greenwich Time - Posted 6 months ago
Wall Streeter turned Somaliland school headmaster

Founder, Jonathan Starr, spoke at The Nantucket Project Library in Greenwich about his journey from hedge fund manager to the opening of Abaarso School.

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