Lina is a public health activist and feminist. She started volunteering as a medical student in 2009 by being part of IFMSA and different civil society organizations that aim to empower people with knowledge and skills to make better health choices and decisions. Upon her graduation from Tanta University in Egypt, she joined the Lazord Fellowship as a fellow of the class 2015-2016, during which she was placed at UNAIDS Egypt. Lina is a TDR WHO Global scholarship awardee, currently pursuing her Master of Public Health at the American University of Beirut (AUB), with a concentration in health promotion and community health. She is also a trainer for sexual reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS, and has collaborated with several national organizations in Egypt, providing sessions to to university students, adolescents, women in unprivileged areas, refugees, LGBTQ, and people living with HIV.
Lina is a co-author of, “Arab youth respond to the Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing,” published by the Lancet, as one of 16 members of the, “Arab Youth Health Coalition,” from the MENA region, after they participated in the regional launch of the Lancet Commission’s report at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, in 2016.
Sirine is an interior designer who graduated from the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts of Sfax in 2017.
Over the years, she has participated in different activities, but the real journey started when she became a leader of the Tunisian Scouts, allowing her to test her skills in team work, team building, leadership, and planning. This experience highlighted the butterfly effect concept as a way of change – simple little steps that lead to major change in the long run.
In 2017, she received the Lazord Fellowship and was placed at ATL MST SIDA, starting another journey of self-exploration through her work on projects on communication and logistics.
Through the Erasmus + program, Sirine traveled to Latvia and Spain. This intercultural exchange gave her a golden opportunity to gain new experiences and to enrich her personality.
Sirine is currently pursuing a master’s degree in interior design while working as a freelance interior architect.
Her life’s journey is full of new experiences, benefits, and partnerships.
During Abdelrazzaq’s days as a university student, he always signed up for INJAZ programs. He heard about the Lazord Fellowship Program while attending the INJAZ programs and always had his mind set on applying to the fellowship. Upon graduation from his university, he applied to the fellowship and was accepted to the class of 2012-2013, and was placed at Partners–Jordan.
During the fellowship program, INJAZ provided the fellows a series of trainings that positively affected both his social and practical life, which in return opened a huge door of opportunities for him.
He is currently a project coordinator for communication and behavioral discrimination at The Jordan Communication Advocacy and Policy (JCAP) program, which is funded by USAID.
He strongly advises his peers of the Lazord Fellowship Program from this year and the years to come, to make use of every day, hour and minute while in this program. He also advises the fellows to look for challenges and to face them, as he learned a lot from his first job experience.
“INJAZ and Lazord is a magnificent opportunity to start my career path.”