Ahmed Abdel-Galil

Fellowship year

2017 - 2018

Field

Education

Placement when a fellow

Ashoka Arab World - Fellowship Assistant

Higher education

Economics, Cairo University

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Ahmed graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (English section) at Cairo University, majoring in economics and minoring in political science. As a student at Cairo University, he participated in many extracurricular activities.

During his first year of college, he was elected as a member of the Student Council, where he gained experience in problem-solving, working with different groups of students, and effectively assessing problems and needs in order to create events and workshops to solve the problems and to meet the different needs. During his second year, he volunteered at orphanages to teach kids between the ages of 7 and 15 basic manners and ethics, how to be engaged in society, and how to set goals to improve their community. Afterwards, he was selected to be the team leader for a group of 5 facilitators, and held more than 40 sessions throughout the year in 2 different orphanages. In working with these children, Ahmed gained many experiences ranging from designing content based on the children’s needs to performing assessments of the children. He has received many trainings on child psychology and how to communicate properly with children, allowing him to sharpen his communication skills.

In his third year of college, he was elected to be president of the Model Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (MOIC), which consisted of more than 300 participants. He coordinated between the executive high board to achieve the best results for the organization. Through this experience, he gained excellent leadership, management, and communication skills. During his fourth year of college, he was elected as president of the Student Union of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science. He was also elected as a member of the Cairo University Student Union Council to represent the university student body. His role was to liaise with the dean of the college and the board of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science to address student concerns with the goal of improving the educational system as much as possible.