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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Wall Street figures, Peter Collery and Anand Desai, co-hosted a fundraiser at the Yale Club for the benefit of Abaarso Tech (Somaliland).
Two prominent Wall Street figures, Peter Collery and Anand Desai, co-hosted a fundraiser at the Yale Club for the benefit of Abaarso Tech (Somaliland). Peter Collery and his daughter Claire recently returned from visiting Abaarso Tech, after which their family vowed to do all they can to support the institution. Peter and Anand are long time friends of Jonathan Starr, and Jonathan too spoke at the event.
Approximately 65 individuals, a great number of whom come from the financial world, attended the reception at the Yale Club. Guests were almost exclusively friends and professional relations of the two generous hosts, and they came to learn more about the Abaarso Tech cause that Peter and Anand have so generously supported.
While several speeches and presentations were made, the highlight of the evening was an address given by Abaarso Tech student, Deqa Abdirahman Adan. Deqa has been in America for 5 weeks, much of which was spent attending a summer program at the boarding school Worcester Academy.
In her speech to the crowd at the Yale Club, Deqa described her education before Abaarso Tech, and how the school has changed her life. Speaking fluently in her 3rd language, Deqa’s emotionally charged talk left much of the crowd speechless, and several folks touched to the point of tears.
Abaarso Tech’s management is extremely grateful to Peter and Anand for all their support, and also thanks all who attended the event.