Education for everyone

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated billions to help break down barriers to opportunity and give all Americans the chance to pursue an education that lets them fulfill their dreams.
Students studying anatomy at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Students studying anatomy at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Michael Hanson

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