Nur Nur

From: Mogadishu, Somalia  Current City: Faribault, MN
"You see some people, they may not like you…I don’t care what they do, what they think about me. All I care about is getting an education…"
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Education has always been a priority for Nur Nur. He does his best to ensure he takes full advantage of the opportunities he has in the United States.

Nur was born in the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia. When he was six years old, his family fled the violence of the Somali Civil War and moved to a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya. He spent the next seven years of his life waiting. In the camp, his mother injured her leg, and Nur had to help take care of her. Finally, Nur’s dream came true when his family was selected for resettlement in the United States.

At the age of thirteen, Nur arrived in Michigan with his mother and siblings. While he was eager to start school, he faced several challenges. The extreme cold and his poor English skills made his transition difficult. His life has greatly improved since then. He moved to Minnesota, developed his English skills, and loves going to school.

Nur currently is a student at Faribault High School. When he graduates, he hopes to become a professional basketball player or an import/export businessman. Regardless of his professional, Nur wants to help and inspired others in his home country.

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