Ibrahim Dabo to Speak at Harford Day School on International Day

Above: Ibrahim Dabo presented to students, faculty and staff during the University of Baltimore's International Education Week in November 2007.

Above: Ibrahim Dabo presented to students, faculty and staff during the University of Baltimore's International Education Week in November 2007.

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Ibrahim Dabo to Speak at Harford Day School on International Day

Ibrahim Dabo will speak to students at Harford Day School on International day.

Ibrahim Dabo will speak to students at Harford Day School on March 5 to mark International Day.

BALTIMORE ▬ Ib’s Blog founder, Ibrahim Dabo, will on Mar. 5, 2010 speak to students at Harford Day School in located in Bel Air, Maryland.

The institution is a K-Prep to 8th grade independent school, and Ibrahim will be speaking on the celebration of their International Day.

Ibrahim left his native country, Sierra Leone, in 1997 after rebels invaded the capital city, Freetown, and moved to The Gambia where he spent seven years as a refugee. He relocated to the U.S. in 2004, and his experiences greatly inspire him to make the world a better place.

“I am honored to have been invited to speak to students at Harford Day School on International Day,” said Dabo. “Equipping our younger generation with the right resources today promises us all a brighter future tomorrow, and if I can be an inspiration at any time, that pleases me a lot. I look forward to meeting with and talking to the students.”

LaFreda Smith, diversity coordinator and math teacher at Harford Day School, said: “As a way to learn about and celebrate cultures of the world, we have instituted an International Day.  On this day, we invite students, parents, teachers, and community members to come and share their heritage with us.

“We are privileged to have Ibrahim come to our school to talk to our middle school students about his life in Sierra Leone and in the U.S. We believe that learning about different cultures enriches us in many ways and helps us become better world citizens.”

Ibrahim is inspired to inspire others.

Ibrahim is inspired to inspire others. Photo above: Ibrahim presented to honor students at the Community College of Baltimore County (Essex), on behalf of UB's Helen P. Denit Honors program in April 2009.

Patrick Smithwick, chair of the English department at Harford Day School, taught Ibrahim in an advanced writing honors class at the University of Baltimore.

“Ibrahim is one of the most inspiring students I have ever taught. What he has accomplished since coming to the States from Sierra Leone is remarkable. His drive, imagination, and ability to think outside the box serve as an example to us all that the American Dream is still alive and able to be fulfilled,” notes Smithwick.

“Ibrahim does not restrict himself to one subject, one narrowly focused career.  He tackles it all: computer technology, journalism dealing with sports – especially soccer – or with international events such as the disaster in Haiti; or painstaking work focused on improving minority business relations.  He will be a true inspiration to our middle school students here at Harford Day School.”

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