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A teacher’s gift

posted by Tariq Farid May 3, 2016 0 comments

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and today being National Teacher Appreciation Day, I always like to repost a blog that was written in 2012 to honor of one of the most important people in my life. I’m sure everyone had such a teacher who made a difference in their life, and now is the time to remember them. Continue Reading

Tariq Farid family and friends at Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ceremony
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An honor from Junior Achievement that I share with many

posted by Tariq Farid April 22, 2016 0 comments

On Thursday evening I was honored to be among a group of local businesspeople inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s Business Hall of Fame.

One thing that made the evening so special was that my children were there to see me accept the award.  I believe it is one of our greatest responsibilities to inspire and educate the next generation, which is why the mission of Junior Achievement is so close to my heart. Continue Reading

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Tariq Farid Foundation renews support for families of children with cancer

posted by Tariq Farid March 15, 2016 0 comments

Learning that a family member has cancer is heart-breaking, especially if that person is a child. I know this first-hand because it happened to my family shortly after we had moved to the United States.

At the age of four, my youngest brother was diagnosed with leukemia. The entire family was devastated and fearful. But my family knew we were blessed to be in the United States, and close to world-class medical treatment.

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One of the many teams that competed in the 2015 Scrabble Challenge benefiting the Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven.

Tariq Farid Foundation adds support for literacy volunteers of Greater New Haven

posted by Tariq Farid March 1, 2016 0 comments

One of the most intimidating challenges of moving to a new country is learning a new language and customs. I know this from first-hand experience.

Thanks to the help of caring teachers and new friends, however, I was able to make the transition when I moved to this country as a child. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have such support.

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