Samah is a passionate young woman in transformative change in communities. She has professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and project management in many sectors including education, socio-economic research, needs assessments and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan. She is a PMD certified candidate. She was selected as the recipient of the fellowship for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of the the Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme (MSP) under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She passed the PHAP Credential Program Core Certification in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning. Samah currently is a senior consultant at PwC where she works in the project management on big transformative projects in the gulf region.
Khaled is originally from Aïn Draham. He obtained a master’s degree in digital economy and entrepreneurship in 2019. After that, he joined the Lazord Fellowship, during which he was also a student at the acting school of the National Theater of Tunisia and at El Teatro, a private Tunisian theater. Currently, he works as a communications officer at El Teatro Tunis, is a production manager with the Tajroubeh Theater Collective, and a master’s student in cultural management at Dauphine Tunis. Khaled believes that culture and creative entrepreneurship can be factors of economic and social growth.
It was an honour for Mariem to be part of the Lazord family. She had the opportunity to connect and work with professional people, making it a really worthwhile experience. She learned so much from organisations, colleagues and, more importantly, mentors. What she learned has helped her a lot in her current position. She would like to thank everyone who was involved in this fellowship program.
“Believing in yourself is the first step to success. Whether it means your life, your career, or simply your confidence, and in that lays your power. Once you determine of doing something, nothing can stop you.” -Sriram Athri
Oussama, “Jaz,” is a motivated and highly resilient ESL teacher and debate trainer, who is engaged in skills development and personal development, especially with youth.