Ayele Amavigan was never supposed to get out of her village in Togo, a small country in West Africa. The odds were against her.
But in 2013, the Spring Valley resident received her doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University. It was a monumental achievement for someone who started school at 9 years old with limited resources.
“I figured that school was really the door for me to get out,” she said.
Amavigan is the president and CEO of Hidden Talent Foundation, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that helps children in the valley and in West Africa get in school and stay in school. The foundation provides tuition assistance, school supplies, uniforms and tutoring, when funds allow.
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