Sara graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. She majored in political science, minored in public administration and graduated with a very good grade. After graduation, she joined the Lazord Fellowship hosted by the John D. Gerhart Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC). It was an eye-opening regional experience that provided her with professional and civic skills through a year-long job placement at the Civic Participation Program of the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) as a program assistant. She considers this experience a milestone in her career that made her grounded and well-prepared to pursue a professional career in development sector. In 2022, she graduated with a Monitoring and Evaluation Diploma, offered by AUC. Currently, she works as a MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) at Catholic Relief Services.
Mouna is a Civic Education and Youth Engagement facilitator at MitOst organization. In 2017, she was awarded the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) scholarship at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, USA, where she served as the main Arabic professor and academic counselor, and studied political science, black power, and entrepreneurship. Previously, Mouna worked as a project coordinator and research fellow at the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), a Swiss-Tunisian Think-and-Do Tank, where she led two projects on youth engagement and gender equality. She developed proposals and budgets and organized conferences while fostering sustainable partnerships with different national and international stakeholders. She is a fervent forward-looking social activist and a staunch believer in change. She is interested in continuing to work in the field of civic education focusing on social development and youth engagement.
Mohamed is a training specialist with five years of experience, having been a trainer and cultural manager in many countries like Germany, Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt. Due to his multicultural working and living experiences he has high intercultural sensitivity that he is able to apply to his work. He has extensive experience in education and the development field with national and international NGOs, with particular emphases on organizational development, building leadership models, educational startups, business/corporate development and capacity building. He constantly aspires to be part of a community that aims to develop sustainable solutions. Through civic leadership his experience has enabled him to operate social projects, empower local communities, and implement resourceful solutions for a more inclusive community. Over the past four years he has participated in many programs aiming to achieve sustainable development in Egypt through educational, environmental, and social development aspects.
Karim is an accomplished data analyst skilled in achieving operational efficiency and increasing impact in not-for-profit organizations. He has competencies in monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, operation management, people performance, needs assessment, business development, and exceptional planning and implementation capabilities.
Karim’s personal mission is to emphasize the role of civic education in developing the nations’ standards of living.