Bishoy Sadek

Fellowship year

2018 - 2019

Field

Relief

Placement when a fellow

Save the Children International in Egypt

Higher education

B.S. in Political Science - The British University in Egypt

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

After high school, Bishoy was selected among 50 students to receive a scholarship, fully funded by USAID, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in political science from the British University in Egypt. As part of the scholarship package, he was selected to study abroad in the USA. Accordingly, he was placed at University of California, Davis, where he co-authored a research paper outlining the externalities of civil wars in Syria, Myanmar and Sudan. This research was presented by the professor at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Afterwards, he volunteered with Catholic Relief Services, Egypt, and worked on an educational project funded by UNHCR. Ever since he started studying political science, he realized how politics negatively affect the destiny of many people who are caught in the crossfire between different ideologies, beliefs, interests and leaders. Thus, he believes that it is his duty to make use of his education and knowledge to help relieve those who have been negatively impacted. Through the Lazord Fellowship, he is currently placed at Save the Children International in Egypt where he is providing refugees and asylum seekers with appropriate job opportunities to enhance their economic and social resilience in an attempt to reduce the risk of unsafe migration.