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Giving the gift of learning

Wartburg students help Palestinian students attend college

Ibrahim Khader listens to his mother. During a phone conversation, she mentioned that the financial difficulties of many families in Nablus, prevent some high-schoolers from registering for comprehensive exams, or that are necessary for college entrance.

Khader, a Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) junior and a Nablus native, is familiar with the Tawjihi and the students' struggles. His mother, Reema, is general director of strategic planning at the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education in Ramallah, which oversees education directories throughout Palestine. For four years, she was director of education in Nablus. Using these connections, Khader began exploring ways to help financially troubled students in Nablus.

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