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Students From Raleigh Schools Come Together To Learn About Diversity

Posted March 25, 2002

— Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, many schools have searched for ways to teach students more about diversity. Two Raleigh schools are coming together and appreciating each other's differences.

Students from Al-Iman School and the Preeminent Charter School became pen-pals last fall. Over their favorite foods from pita bread to Pop Tarts, they exchanged letters, sharing information about their cultures.

Students from Al-Iman are from Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Kuwait and the United States. Their teachers wanted other students to know more about them.

"We're such a diverse group of kids, and I know that at this particular school, they usually don't get to see a lot of diversity," teacher Nafia Morgan said.

"No one is different in this world. No one is different. Everybody is the same, Even though [they're] from the same country or different country, they're still the same," student Dahlia Kayed said.


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