Yara Ali is a graduate of the American University in Cairo. She studied political science during her undergraduate studies, which gave her the chance to closely analyze the various aspects of the development process in Egypt. At this point, she decided to dedicate herself fully to working in the field of development and specifically in civil society organizations.
To gain a concrete knowledge in the field, she joined the Lazord Fellowship for a year, through which she got to know different aspects of the governance systems of NGOs and the major challenges they encounter internally and externally. Through the Lazord Foundation, she worked at one of the prominent NGOs in Egypt called INJAZ Egypt. At INJAZ, she gained valuable experiences in youth empowerment programs and grew professionally to manage one of the main departments of the organization. Yara currently manages one of the major youth development programs, SOL Academy, at Blooms Egypt Company.
“I am so proud to take part in such amazing influential programs. I can definitely say that true success is when you contribute to make a, ‘real change,’ in someone’s life :).”