Four to be honored at Bates College on United Nations Day

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LEWISTON — In celebration of United Nations Day, four Maine educational leaders will be honored  from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Bates College Olin Arts Center, for work related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education.

Opening comments will be offered by Bates alumna Kate Dodson, who is Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. 

The honorees are Ekhlas Ahmed, “Make it Happen” site coordinator for Portland’s public schools; Kristie Clark, principal of Longley School, Lewiston; Martha Kempe, head of schools at the Wayfinder Schools, Camden; and Claude Rwaganje, director of community financial literacy, Portland.

Each honoree’s work will be highlighted, and each will briefly share their vision for inclusive and equitable education.

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The event is sponsored by the United Nations Association of Maine, the Camden Conference, Bates College’s Harward Center for Community Partnerships and the Bates College Model United Nations Club.

FMI: dray3@bates.edu.

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