Logical Explanation for Seemingly Impossible Events
Sunday, February 10th—Jonathan Starr "A logical explanation for a seemingly impossible sequence of events" There are life goals some may label impossible and others, unrealistic. But Worcester native Jonathan Starr — ready to leave the financial world to find a way to “make a difference” — chose to use a half-million dollars and his backbone on a project far from home. He invested in children, targeting the future. Then 32, Starr created a boarding school within the tiny African country of Somaliland, an autonomous state officially considered part of Somalia. Launched in 2009, the Abaarso School of Science and Technology is home to over 200 students. Its seventh- to 12th-graders — boys and girls — board there, studying science, literature, mathematics and other college-preparatory subjects. They seek better futures than might have been, and eventual leadership roles in their homeland.
Now 40, Starr has just watched the first group of Abaarso students graduate from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. About 100 Abaarso graduates are currently continuing their education around the world, most in the U.S. Most would not have made it without the school
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