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Volume 1 - Edition 10
March 2005

A Different Kind of Education: One Students Life-Changing Experience in Guyana
By Katherine Mills

Nima Rohani, having completed his third-year in Electrical Engineering, left for South America, September 22, 2004 for an eight month stay in Guyana.  His reasons for doing so were numerous, but none so important as his genuine desire to make a difference in peoples lives.

Along with holding literacy workshops, Rohani regularly visits schools with high drop-out rates to educate the students on topics such as AIDS awareness as well as the dangers of drug use.  Another key component of his mission is the education of the adults, thus ensuring the information will be passed down to the children once the volunteers have gone.

Rohani returns to Canada in May of this year, whereupon he will commence his fourth-year of studies and decide from there, where his education will take him.  Professor Rohani, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, noted that his son has expressed an interest in both Medicine and Dentistry, but will complete his current studies first.

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