Haben Girma truly embodies the spirit of buildOn. A deafblind woman who overcame incredible obstacles to help construct a school in Mali, her resilience and passion inspire nearly everyone with whom she comes into contact. and culminated with Haben’s helping to build a school in Mali. Since graduating, Haben has written extensively about her buildOn experiences in college application essays, which won her a full scholarship at Lewis and Clark College and acceptance at Harvard Law School. She met President Obama to discuss disability rights last summer. She delivered the following address as an alum at our buildOn Dinner in the Bay Area in 2011…

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