Ismail Ahmed, Lewiston, 2009

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Ismail Ahmed, Lewiston, 2009

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Ismail Ahmed immigrated from war-torn Somalia to Maine. He opened S.T.T.A.R. (Support, Training, Technical Assistance and Resources) agency in 2007 to help refugees become self-sufficient.

A consultant with a master’s degree in leadership and organizational studies from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, Ahmed provided what he remembered needing most when he arrived in the United States,—English and workplace-skills training. He made sure his students understand American cultural values so they can climb the ladder to self-sufficiency shown on his business card. “I tell them, ‘Time is money now. This is a competitive world.’”

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  • Title: Ismail Ahmed, Lewiston, 2009
  • Creator: Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Subject Date: 2009
  • Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Digital photograph
  • Object Type: Image

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