In a Refugee Camp, Classrooms Open Up to Somali Girls

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_KEN150915aa002.jpegDADAAB CAMP, Kenya — "Who said girls from Somalia cannot go to school and achieve their dreams?"

Hani Abdalla, a student here who is determined to become a lawyer, posed that question as she addressed hundreds of other young female Somali students on the importance of educating girls.

"I want to be among the first Somali female students to become a lawyer in Dadaab camp," said Abdalla, 20, in a speech in the United Nations-run compound that houses around 240,000 people. "We have the potential to become what we want in life if we work hard in school."
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