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On June 14, more than 30 PEO members from two local chapters gathered to hear Lizzie Muyawa Dube, an African student whose education PEO sponsored, tell her story. Dube is pictured above shortly after coming to America 10 years ago. She only wore her traditional Malawi clothes for the first few months. (Contributed photo)

A spark behind an education

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Each year, millions of students go to college. Some travel 50 miles to attend school while others travel 500 miles. But for Lizzie Muyawa Dube, college meant traveling more than 8,500 miles away from her home in Malawi, Africa.

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On June 14, Lizzie came to Alexandria to tell her story at the local Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO).

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