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Awlaelo Schools Alumni in the Coming Five Years – Draft for Discussion

Introduction

Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association (ASAS) has been involved in serious development activities in Awlaelo mainly in the education sector. It has launched best student-teacher award programs, and the construction of a modern library that is nearing completion. Beyond this, the association has been instrumental in mobilizing Awlaeloyans from all corners of the nation to meet and greet and deliberate on the future of our children, brothers and sisters back at Awlaelo.

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