Habon Abdulle

Habon Abdulle
Year
2013
Term
24 months
Program
Richfield, MN—The future of American politics may lie among the large number of females in the Somali American community in Minnesota. However, these young women are not encouraged into leadership and politics because traditional gender disparity still lingers in the community.  To overcome all obstacles, these young women need to act from their innate strengths, and build an identity that will help them develop and practice civic leadership skills.  With the support of the Bush Fellowship, I will empower Somali American women to take on the challenges of political leadership, and I will inspire my community to recognize women as capable leaders.

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