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On Jan. 11, 2009, Jeff Kingston penned an illuminating and inspirational feature for the cover page of Sunday’s Timeout. Headlined “Asia University for Women: Magic in the making,” it told the story of this venture, now up and running in Bangladesh, that has gained widespread international support aimed at nurturing women leaders from the region — women of high ability and potential who otherwise would not have access to a university education.

“The premise is simple,” as the article stated: “Money spent on educating women in poor countries is the best possible investment in development.”

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