Somaliland: Raised without Electricity or Indoor Plumbing Abdisamed Joins Harvard


Former Schoolmates of Abdisamad and a Teacher at Abaarso school in Somaliland

Somalilandsun – OF the millions of young men and women settling into college dorms this month, one of the most unlikely is Abdisamad Adan, a 21-year-old beginning his freshman year at Harvard. Some of his 18 siblings are illiterate and never went even to first grade, and he was raised without electricity or indoor plumbing by an illiterate grandmother in a country that doesn’t officially exist.

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