Lamya Marafi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ikteshaaf. She is passionate about civic education with a vision to transform Egyptian youth to become civic leaders in their local communities. She envisions ikteshaaf as a knowledge space for community building that focuses on possibilities and communal transformation. Lamya graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo and obtained her master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development from King’s College London.
Esraa Ahmed is an Alumni Officer for the first ikteshaaf cohort. She is currently working as a Project Officer at IECD (Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement) on the ‘Seeds of Hope’ project which aims to improve Egyptian youth access to labor market by strengthening the technical and vocational higher education training. She was also an intern in the health program at Save the Children.
Hassan Arafa is an Alumni Officer for the first ikteshaaf cohort. He was a volunteer in the educational program at Catholic Relief Services, which provides refugees, asylum seekers, and their families with educational grants. He was also previously the public relations and marketing assistant at Pathways- Helwan University, which is a student activity that develops soft and English language skills and training programs for students.
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