A school assignment is bringing three former North Junior High students into the spotlight. Suad Mohamed, Maryam Abdirahman, and Ifrah Muse will be featured in a video series recognizing Muslim women in the state of Minnesota who are creating positive change in their community.
Mohamed, Abdirahman, and Muse were nominated for the Sheroes video series of Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) after completing their International Baccalaureate capstone project. The project involved interviewing their respective families about their experiences in the Somali civil war and journey to the United States. It evolved into a thought-provoking and informative presentation that the girls presented at an IB conference for educators. Their teacher Angela Wilcox, was so impressed she nominated them to be considered for the video the series.
“I believe that young people can teach us, and are leaders, and I was excited to find a way to recognize and amplify their phenomenal work by nominating them,” Wilcox said.
The video has no release date yet, but is expected in 2019.