Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Somaliland exchange student finds home away from home

(bcdemocrat) - When Naima Faarax boarded a plane home to Somaliland, she took with her a love for rain, for tacos and for the kindness of locals in Brown County.

“People are so nice. People welcomed me so much. Like, if I needed help, people helped me all the time,” she said.
Faarax attended Brown County High School as a foreign exchange student this past school year through Program of Academic Exchange, or PAX.

She attends the Abaarso School of Science and Technology in Somaliland, an American nonprofit boarding school that is a partner with PAX. She received the PAX Means Peace scholarship after applying her junior year, which enabled her to come to America.