Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2007
    This description of Farhana Huq's work was prepared when Farhana Huq was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
    Farhana Huq helps immigrant and refugee women become more self-sufficient through vocational English as a second language (ESL) courses that teach entrepreneurship and microenterprise skills. The innovative novella format engages students much better than typical curricula, can be taught over television, and helps graduates regain a sense of dignity and purpose within their new communities.
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