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Against the odds, a Rohingya girl makes college

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 01:42

Formin Akhter looks like any 19-year-old student at the multi-national, Asian University for Women in southern Bangladesh - she wears jeans, has a smartphone and attends classes. But her background is not common. She's a stateless Rohingya Muslim from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar.

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Formin Akhter looks like any 19-year-old student at the multi-national, Asian University for Women in southern Bangladesh - she wears jeans, has a smartphone and attends classes. But her background is not common. She's a stateless Rohingya Muslim from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar.

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Against the odds, a Rohingya girl makes college

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 01:42