Esmail Bharwani: Athabasca University’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Embodies Lifelong Learning

Volunteerism, self-sacrifice, and lifelong learning have been central to Esmail Bharwani’s life since he was a young man in Tanzania, where he struggled to get access to education.esmail_b_hr-2_resized

Through hard work and perseverance, he has seen success after success in his life earning several graduate degrees, running a successful business, and setting up a charitable foundation to support students.

“The desire to advance myself was there always. I was restricted by my parents’ financial condition, as I had to help the younger ones in the family and make sure they were all educated,” he said.

The newest accolade he can add to an already lengthy list is being recognized as Athabasca University’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

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