27 Results Are Tagged With "Middle East and North Africa"
Radia Soulmani, 2013 TechGirls Alumna from Safi, Morocco, tells us how TechGirls inspired her to help her community.
Khadija Bencekri, 2012 TechGirl Moroccan alumna from Zagora, teaches HTML to young girls in her home community. She also organized the fist ever TEDx in Zagora, Morocco.
Kalyn and Nathan, National Security Language Initiative for Youth students in Marrakech, Morocco, describe how their experiences learning Arabic in the classroom, speaking with locals in the country's native language, and making personal connections with the people they meet have positively impacted and enriched their lives.
Ali Aaouine, 2013 Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund (AEIF) Winner (http://alumni.state.gov/AEIF), helped launched Greenside Development Foundation (GDF) in Imouzzer-Kandar, Morocco. GDF is dedicated to empowering unemployed young adults through new enterprise creation. More info: http://greensidedevelopment.org/
Under ECA’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee promoted healthy lifestyles and shared lessons on leadership in Jerusalem for this first-ever State Department track and field envoy program.
The Women in Technology Awards Ceremony, hosted in Dubai, was the first event of its kind in the region, and was well attended, with over 100 women in the science and technology fields.
Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.
In a country with few institutions dedicated to serving the needs of the disabled community, Nora Al-Othman’s organization is a deeply-appreciated rarity.
When Reham Al-Eryani applied to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program she was motivated by a desire to experience American culture first-hand.
Sura Mubarak is a true TechGirl—developing a robotics project to help people with hand disabilities control a computer and starting a volunteering organization. Sura knew that in order to pursue her love of robotics, a trip to the United States was in her future.