Lina Abu-Awwad graduated from the University of Jordan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 2016. Ever since she graduated from the university she was eager to learn, achieve and make a difference in her society. Joining Lazord will give her the opportunity to develop her skills and knowledge, shape a leadership experience, and meet other talented energetic youth from whom she can learn about their experiences, skills and thoughts.
Mays has always had a passion for social development. Her focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteering opportunities and community leadership roles with many local and international organizations. She is currently working as the programs coordinator at Partners-Jordan, where she was placed as a Lazord Fellow. Partners-Jordan is a Jordanian not-for-profit organization, committed to advancing civil society, promoting mediation, conflict management, and culture of change, as well as encouraging citizen participation in Jordan’s social and political development. The reason why she joined the Lazord Fellowship was to learn and gain as much professional experience and as many skills as possible in order to be able to have a hand in bringing about future social change.
Ahmad Hassan is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Alexandria University in 2014.
During his university life he participated in different student activities but the real journey started when he became a co-founder of MOIC Alex. This experience allowed him to test his abilities of teamwork, ideation, team building, leadership and planning.
This experience also highlighted the butterfly effect concept as a way of change: simple little steps can lead to a major change in the long run. In 2014, he was accepted as a Lazord Fellow and placed at the Tahrir Academy, starting another journey of self-exploration as he helped established the academy’s new project, “Go Teach”. It was a journey filled with experiences, benefits and friends.
For the coming years he is planning to learn more about planning at the industrial level to see the possibilities of adjusting their techniques along with NGOs.