Somaliland: From Abaarso School to UWC Former Goat Herder Joins USA’s Presitgious MIT

Yasin Yusuf, 22, joins MIT on a full scholarship

Somalilandsun: A second-year student at the United World College-USA, Yasin Yusuf has received a full scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s most prestigious schools, with a less than 7% acceptance rate.

The scholarship is valued at $84,000 a year. Yasin is considering studying either computer science or electrical engineering.

Like generations before him, Yasin Yusuf was destined to herd camels, goats and sheep. However, fate took the 22-year-old from Somaliland down a most unexpected path. Continue reading