Yara has been working as an advanced trainer in the field of (SRHR) and gender with Y-PEER Egypt (Funded by UNFPA ) since 2016. She currently works as a trainer on comprehensive sexuality education with Love Matters.
Yara tries to understand the health problems that occur in Egypt and which methods are followed by health organizations. She attended a reproductive health training with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut.
Yara is also interested in the field of research, and participated on a research project between Agiad Psychiatric Hospital in Egypt and Pittsburgh University in the USA in 2020.
Noran is a versatile dentist with diverse interests. She has been heavily involved in different volunteering activities as well as different sectors of development ever since middle school. Her inquisitiveness led her to get involved in projects related to the environment, climate change, health accessibility, health prevention & promotion, children and youth without parental care, emergency/disaster relief and education. Upon graduation, she discovered that she wants to fix more than teeth and that she is in her element when working on activities related to bettering our community. That is when she was awarded the Lazord Fellowship and started her professional work in public health. Noran is on a mission to help people, and to improve health accessibility and community development. She is always on the lookout for opportunities to sharpen her skills to be better equipped to serve vulnerable populations and underprivileged communities.
Arij, a highly dedicated and ambitious person, holds a bachelor’s degree in English and is a recent M.A. graduate in English Literature. She has worked as an online translator with an international company. This experience shaped her skills and helped her to become proficient in quick and precise translation. However, Arij has always wondered about ways of introducing change to the world. She decided to explore working with organizations that focus on social change. Volunteering within WeYouth organization granted her the chance to dive deeper into civic engagement and opened her perspectives. The Lazord Fellowship came right on time. It allows her to build her capacities and grants her the chance to implement her newly acquired skills to create change in her region. She is currently placed at the Tunisian Association Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (ATL MST SIDA Sfax) where she is on a continuous journey of learning. Arij will continue wandering and wondering, constantly looking for new challenges to further improve her performance.
Shaimaa is a young doctor with a great interest in the field of global health, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as gender equality. During her years in university, she engaged with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and held several positions including Program Coordinator on GBV and National Officer on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDs in Egypt. Through the Lazord Fellowship, she is currently placed at IOM Egypt, in the Health Unit.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This quote literally changed Shaimaa’s life.
Yasmine graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Ain Shams University in 2021. She is a multi-talented pharmacist experienced in training, SDGs, and coordination. Driven by her passion to help others and make an impact, she has been working in the civic community since 2018.
She is a SDGs ambassador at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, working on spreading awareness in order to achieve Egypt Vision 2030. Believing in the impact of education, Yasmine has been working as a trainer and a facilitator in different organisations such as EYouth, Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) debate program with the British Council, and the Goethe Civic Education program.
Currently as a Lazord Fellow, she is placed at the Centre of Development Services (CDS) in the health unit as she hopes to find the connection between her education and her passion. She wants to work in the public health sector and promote development in the healthcare system.
If she had a superpower, she would like to have the ability to see each person’s capabilities and to put them to use in the right place.
Reem is a clinical pharmacist who graduated from Tanta University. She is passionate about volunteering and changing the community. She has been working in awareness and providing medical information to people since she started college. Through all of her experiences she has proven to herself that helping people and trying to find solutions to their problems is her first priority. Reem attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2017 and from this point on she knew that she wanted to be a part of actions towards achieving healthy lives and promoting wellness for all at all ages. She has been searching for opportunities since graduation, trying to learn and engage herself more in public health fields, especially in health prevention and promotion, as these are keys towards achieving better health for all people.
Amany is a Lazord Fellow at the John D.Gerhart Center at AUC. She has a passion for education and public health. She is a program specialist at the health management and research unit at the Center for Development Services (CDS). She has more than 5 years of experience in several development sectors: health, education, refugees, and entrepreneurship.
On the public health side, she managed campaigns about HCV and donating blood and facilitated many workshops focused on health awareness. She was a manager of the campaign, “A village free from virus C,” in cooperation with the Egyptian Liver Hospital in Port Said governorate villages.
Regarding the education field, she is a freelance facilitator and coordinator for children’s camps focusing on science, life skills, and self-directed education. She has worked in this field with many organizations working in development such as CARE International, John D. Gerhart Center (AUC), SUIP, FARD Foundation, and Goethe Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Science at Port Said University, graduating with a grade of excellent with honors. Amany’s dream is to, “Make a small impact to make people’s lives better.”