Lamya believes in the value of civic education and is passionate about community building. She envisions that authentic change in communities will occur when citizens focus on creating possibilities. Lamya has been working in civic education, intercultural dialogue, and social entrepreneurship since 2008. She 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.
Youstina joined ikteshaaf as a fellow in the second cohort. She is currently a senior student at the British Univeristy in Egypt majoring in political science. Academically, Youstina is the top student of her class. Youstina has participated in the Merit360 program in New York City, working on the UN SDGs; particularly SDG4- Quality Education. In 2017, her team’s project for the Syrian refugees in Jordan was nominated at the Hult Prize competition to the semi-final round held in Dubai. She strongly believes in the impact of small change and is passionate about civil society work.
Esraa Ahmed is an Alumni Officer for the first ikteshaaf cohort. She was 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.
Mohamed Sobhy is the Alumni Officer for the second ikteshaaf cohort. He is currently working as a trainer at Oppo Egypt. Mohamed was a facilitator at Eyouth and a volunteer at Life Makers Association and Masr Ta’amal Initaitive. He graduated from Faculty of Engineering Mansoura University.
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