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Maiga Ibrahima Cherishes Work as a Promise Fellow; Looks Forward to Future

St. Cloud, Minnesota - May 12, 2017

Maiga Ibrahima is currently in his first year in TSF’s Dreamline program. He works as a Promise Fellow at North Junior High School in St. Cloud. In addition to working full time for The Sanneh Foundation, he has been taking classes at nearby St. Cloud Tech Community College.

As a Dreamline coach, multi-tasking is one of the top skills one can have. These come in the form of helping students improve their performances in the classroom and community, while also teaching them social and leadership skills. After working eight to ten hour days at school, Ibrahima then makes the short trek to SCTCC for night classes a few days each week.

He is currently in his first year at St. Cloud Tech and he will graduate with his two-year degree next spring. Not only will he graduate, but he is in a position to do so with the highest of honors. Ibrahima’s hard work over the past couple of years has helped him earn a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Because of the way he has excelled in the classroom during his time at SCTCC, Maiga was recently sent an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa. “PTK” is an International Honor Society that serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students. It provides students with opportunities for growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.

Ibrahima was one of 19 new Phi Theta Kappa members that attended the induction ceremony in early May. The four traits of PTK that members must demonstrate are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. For the latter three qualities, Ibrahima embodies these every day through his work with students at North Junior High.

For the scholarship aspect? “I will be going to school at Harvard in the fall of 2018 to study International Relations,” says Ibrahima. “And after that, I will probably go back to my home country and try to run for president in the future.” He is originally from Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa that borders Mali, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana.

The Sanneh Foundation couldn’t be more proud of what he has accomplished this year. There is no doubt Maiga has a bright future and will be extremely successful in his next venture at Harvard University!

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