Yousra Khalil

Fellowship year

2021 - 2022

Field

Refugees

Placement when a fellow

M&E Focal Point - CARE Egypt

Current employment &/or degree seeking

MEAL Field Officer - Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Higher education

Bachelor's Degree in Humanities - Al-Azhar University

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Yousra is a driven young development practitioner. She began her career as a translator, international and slum educator, and researcher during university. She was passionate about research, yet she always wanted to work on the ground and be closer to the beneficiaries, particularly when it came to providing education assistance to underprivileged communities. This became true after joining in the Lazord Fellowship. She not only gained new knowledge and abilities, but she also became involved in MEAL activities that allowed her to integrate her research abilities with her enthusiasm for field work.

On the personal level, Yousra is a cat rescuer, an enthusiast of Islamic heritage and architecture, interested in urbanism, and she presently plans to learn more about advocacy and activism.