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Jonathan Mande plays cajon with Jorge Perez-Albela at WBUR’s studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Jonathan Mande plays cajon with Jorge Perez-Albela at WBUR’s studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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A boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo moves to Boston with his family after living through harrowing civil unrest. As he grows up and struggles in his new reality, a drumming teacher steps in and helps him find his identity. Read the full story here.

Plus, how kindness and generosity in his early adulthood helped High Point University President Nido Qubein find strength and success.

Andrea Asuaje Twitter Reporter/Producer, Kind World
Andrea Asuaje is a reporter and producer in WBUR’s iLab, where she makes Kind World. She is honored to share these emotional and impactful stories of hope, love and compassion with the WBUR audience.

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Yasmin Amer Twitter Producer, Kind World
Yasmin Amer is a producer and reporter for WBUR’s Kind World podcast.

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