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    Making one wish come true

    Day 258

    Books for Zubair

    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    There are so many young adult Rohingya who were on the path to being successful. But then the unthinkable happened. They lost the vision of what they thought their life would be. And access to education is a huge part of that.

    Young people are finding themselves in a difficult spot. They want to move forward, but just simply don’t have the resources to continue their learning journey.

    Our young friend Zubair told us that he wanted to learn English. When we asked him why, he said “English is the world’s favorite subject.”

    We decided that given Zubair’s interest in learning English, we would give him all of the books that some of our generous supporters had generously given – about 50. He’ll be the caretaker of the books for the entire community.

    Zubair was incredibly happy to have the books! He was so overcome with emotion that he wasn’t breathing properly at first! The younger kids looked on eager to eventually get a chance to flip through the books themselves.

    We asked Zubair which he would read first and he said, “I’ll have to look through all of them first.”

    “I want to be a humanitarian,” he said. “I want to be a Rohingya leader and make people free from this persecution.”

    By providing many English books, everyone will have a chance to continue learning and to enjoy the sense of something more, something brighter for their future.

    Changemakers 365

    by American Refugee Committee

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