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.
Ali holds a professional master’s degree in digital geography (Geomatics), is an athlete and has been an activist in civil society for five years. His goal has always been to make change in his community and work to create opportunities for youth to develop themselves and achieve their goals. He is proud to have been able to build a network of relationships with different nationalities throughout his experiences. His experience with the Lazord Fellowship has opened other doors for him, the latest of which was his participation in the Erasmus student exchange program in France. Being a part of Erasmus helped him achieve part of his ambitions, which is to travel and build relationships with other nationalities and to have the opportunity to broaden his views on the world in which we live, regarding in particular our ideas and beliefs.
Mohammad is a Jordanian non-governmental organizations professional with 3+ years of experience in NGOs and extensive experience coordinating multi-stakeholder development projects related to local governance, accountability, and advocacy in Jordan and the MENA region. Currently, Mohammad is part of the Advocacy and Government Affairs team at the King Hussein Cancer Foundation. In addition to his role in managing Siwar Program, a program with more than 10,000 volunteers supporting the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre in achieving their objectives, Mohammad also supports the national advocacy efforts that focus on serving KHCF’s patients’ centered agenda, enabling the success of the interventions in policy form, advocacy evidence generation, and stakeholder engagement and mobilization.
Samah is a passionate young woman in transformative change in communities. She has professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and project management in many sectors including education, socio-economic research, needs assessments and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan. She is a PMD certified candidate. She was selected as the recipient of the fellowship for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of the the Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme (MSP) under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She passed the PHAP Credential Program Core Certification in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning. Samah currently is a senior consultant at PwC where she works in the project management on big transformative projects in the gulf region.
Abdallah Hassouneh is a youth activist and content creator, a Jordanian media and communications professional with 6 years of experience working with different local and international organizations in the non-profit sector. He has in-depth experience in design, communications, social media, photography, and filmmaking. Hassouneh is highly skilled at balancing multiple projects and coordinating tasks.
General Secretary of JCI Sfax 2023
Training Developer at JCI Sfax 2022
Junior Digital Marketer
Public speaking champion of Africa and the Middle East and present in the Top 4 Worldwide
Islem Allagui is currently enrolled as a second year research master’s student at the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis and she specializes in Cross Cultural Studies and Poetics. Over the years, she has demonstrated valued leadership skills by means of participating in her college community activities. Her aspiration to create a positive change led her to volunteer on the management team of TedxSidiBouSaid to bring life into the event entitled ‘Brighten Your Future’. As a debater, she participated in multiple trainings such as I Debate w Rasi 3ali and Sawty Debate Competition. She aspires as a leader to use her skills to make constructive change in her community and to inspire others to do the same.
Ons Ben Sassi recently graduated from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis with a research master’s degree in interior architecture. Before being placed as a project coordinator in a Tunisian CSO with the Lazord Fellowship, Ons got a certificate in UX/UI design.
She has worked as a founding membre of Rotaract Club, a nonprofit civic-based organisation which focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. She has also participated in Tunisian Model United Nations by being part of a debate on the power of migration flows during the creation of a sustainable economy.
Her native language is Arabic, but she is fluent in spoken and written French and English, and soon German. In addition, she is skilled in digital marketing, web design and design softwares such as 3DsMax, Photoshop, etc. Ons is highly motivated as an ambitious and polyvalent person who brings to bear all her efforts and skills. She will inspire you to do work you’re proud of.
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.
Khouloud works to create change in the health care services, for them to be human-centered and gender oriented. She graduated as a midwife from the higher school of health sciences and techniques in 2021. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human rights and international humanitarian law, in parallel with a master’s degree in governance of public policy. In 2021, she won the Ambassador for a Day competition that was organized by the British Embassy in Tunisia. She co-founded an independent movement, Ambassadors for Equality, which provides programs to empower underserved girls and young women to claim their rights and create a healthier environment where they can live free from discrimination and violence. She and her team implemented two programs, TeenGirlsLead and Power Voices Challenge.
Khoulud’s journey with the Academy of National Dialogue (AND) began in 2020 as a project manager. She managed a team, organized and moderated 2 seminars about gender equality and women’s rights, one in collaboration with the municipality of Tunis, and the other in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she demonstrated great public speaking and team-work skills. She also organized and moderated online seminars about education, environment and local authority after the pandemic. She is a trainer in human rights, gender equality, and democracy, and has facilitated workshops and dialogue sessions on different subjects.