Wall Streeter turned Somaliland school headmaster speaks in Greenwich

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Jonathan Starr, founder of the Abaarso School of Science and Technology in Somaliland

Jonathan Starr, founder of the Abaarso School of Science and Technology in Somaliland, spoke about his experience establishing the school during the event “It takes a school: an American school in Somaliland,” at the Nantucket Project in Greenwich, Conn.

GREENWICH — After four years running his own $170 million hedge fund, Jonathan Starr decided it was time for a change of career — and continent.

The highly competitive business man jetted to Somaliland, a poor region in Northern Somalia, where, appalled by the state of local education, he proceeded to found an intensive boarding school that would set Somalian students on the path to becoming the next leaders and innovators of their country.  READ MORE

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