Yassmin is passionate about personal growth, animals rights, global issues and volunteering. She worked at an international company that worked with a US sales department in addition to interning at the post office. She is currently volunteering at Sfax El Meziena as an external relations developer. She has had diverse volunteering experiences with organizations such as AIESEC, the Wonder, the Red Cross, and PNUD. She is a native speaker of Arabic, has an advanced level in French, and is fluent in English. Yasmin is always looking for new opportunities to challenge herself, learn new things, fulfill her potential, enhance her skills and network.
Mohamed was born and raised in Alexandria City until he obtained his bachelor’s degree. His journey in civil society started when he was 11 years old. He used to volunteer in local NGOs and participated in many projects in Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He went to the EU delegation in Cairo while participating in the Model European Union as a member of the Parliament Council. In the same year he worked on a project funded by UNHCR. At this time, he found his passion working in the development field. In his second year of university he started volunteering at Caritas Egypt-Alexandria office. He was responsible for the Fundraising Committee as a team leader. He considers the Lazord Fellowship as a golden opportunity, especially since he was placed at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which will allow him to promote his professional skills and gain all the experience he needs for the future.
“I want to inspire many people in the future. I want someone to said because of you, I didn’t give up.”
Iman obtained her Bachelor of Economics from Cairo University in 2019, with a passion for human rights and migration studies. After graduating, she started having multiple consultancy opportunities to work with migrants and refugees in Egypt in the different fields of education, livelihoods, entrepreneurship, and social inclusion. Thanks to the Lazord Fellowship, she was placed at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt, where she became more aware of the different phases of the grant-provision process as well as the hardships migrants experience living in Egypt. Her future goal is to work towards improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable to enable them to live in safety and dignity, and to have access to decent work and living conditions.
Other than her formal work path, Iman is deeply concerned with animal rights and advocates for making choices that create a kinder world for animals.