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WASHINGTON, December 12, 2011 – NAFSA: Association of International Educators and STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner, are pleased to award the title of Student Diplomat 2011 to Ohio State University student Benjamin Hershey. Hershey won the 2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest, which includes a $1,000 travel voucher courtesy of STA Travel, by telling his…(Read More)

Eight-year old Daulet suffers from a rare genetic illness that prevents him from walking without crutches or other assistance. Unable to attend classes with his peers and self-conscious about his disabilities, the disheartened boy spent much of his time indoors in state sponsored housing for impoverished families, afraid to play with his peers…(Read More)

Newspaper headlines from Kenya and Tanzania over the past year tell the story: “Alarm as East African Pupils Learn to Remain Illiterate,” says one. “Kenya Suffers Quality of Education Setback,” adds another. “Shocking Report on Literacy Levels in Schools,” offers a third. Paradoxically, for Sara Ruto, East African regional manager of Uwezo, an education reform…(Read More)

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Six Junior Achievement (JA) operations won MetLife Foundation’s 2011 Entrepreneurial Awards and grants of $25,000 each for outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. One JA Area-Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, in Louisville, Ky.-received an additional $25,000 for exceptional achievement in these areas. The inaugural MetLife Foundation “Sowing the Seeds…(Read More)

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