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Rabi Ibrahim

Rabi is passionate about civic engagement and education. She is involved in the All Stars Project where she participated in their theater program (Youth Onstage) and business program (Development School for Youth). She also participates in community service events at her local food pantry, community parks, homeless shelter, and senior citizen center with BuildOn. She traveled with BuildOn this past summer to Malawi to help construct a school. Her goal for this year is to learn more about a different culture, build valuable relationships, and dig deeper into her passions.

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Not What It Seems

March 6, 2015

As part of a community-building project, I asked a successful and well-educated Senegalese man if he would switch roles with his wife. He seemed very knowledgeable, well established, and enjoyed his job as an English teacher at a high school. When I posed the question to him, he shook his head in disappointment, which I...

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What Are You?

March 3, 2015

These are few of my encounters and questions I get as someone with an identity so similar to Senegalese but noticeably different at the same time. A family/visitor walks into the house. I come out and we share greetings. After the person asks, Ana sa toubab” (Where is your foreigner?) When my mom points to...

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Learning To Let Go

December 20, 2014

I have been very late with uploading blogs so I want to firstly apologize to those who have been waiting for an update from me. So much has happened between August and now that I myself do know how to decipher the different, completely opposite , emotions that sometimes intertwine at the same moment. I...

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Learning To Let Go

December 20, 2014

I have been very late with uploading blogs so I want to firstly apologize to those who have been waiting for an update from me. So much has happened between August and now that I myself do know how to decipher the different, completely opposite , emotions that sometimes intertwine at the same moment. I...

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Letter to Future Self

August 14, 2014

Dear future self, I hope time has been kind to you and that you are well. I am writing this as a Pre-Global Citizen Year Rabi to remind you of your thoughts and feelings before you embark on this undoubtedly life changing journey. You might need to revisit these emotions. At the moment, I am...

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