22 Feb
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New Path to Top University

For the average student, most struggles occur in the classroom. Yet, for a young girl named Ara, day to day life came with its own set of challenges. Like thousands of other Muslim Sri Lankans from the Mannar district, Ara’s family moved to the small village of Puttalam after being evicted amidst the country’s 30-year […]

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22 Feb
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$20k Library Fundraiser

It’s not every day a 7th grader takes on a $20,000 challenge to fund an entire library. Fortunately, San Francisco-based student, Sofia Carmen, goes above and beyond most. As a child, Sofia would walk the library every week, picking out as many books as her arms could carry. So, when she discovered that hundreds of […]

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13 Jul
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Sri Lanka Soars in WPM

Sri Lanka Soars in Words Per Minute “Who wants to read out loud?” asked Indrani, a second grade teacher at Kumbukwewa Nimalasiri Primary School in the Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka. Little hands shot in the air. “Teacher, teacher, me!” said seven-year-old Sithija. At 134 words per minute, he was the fastest reader in class, far outpacing the standard […]

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