Professional Fellows'S ARCHIVE

  • HANDS recently hosted ten young men and women from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia who work in non-governmental organizations that promote disability rights. These professionals participated in month-long fellowships at disability-focused organizations in Seattle, WA and Chicago, IL through the Professional Fellows Program. This program is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational […]

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  • Helping disabled Egyptians live independently Mostafa Kamal Attia, an alumnus of HANDS’ Professional Fellows Program, serves the Egyptian community by empowering those with disabilities in the workplace. Being visually impaired himself, Mostafa realized at a young age the many disadvantages that persons with disabilities face in Egypt, and has worked for over 12 years of […]

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  • HANDS is now accepting applications for a new round of Professional Fellows Program focused on NGO Development for Organizations Improving the Status of Women. Funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Professional Fellows Program is an amazing opportunity for professional development and cultural exchange for young NGO practitioners from Egypt, […]

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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Tunisian Women Pursue Gender Equality Olfa Arfaoui, an alumna of HANDS Professional Fellows Program, has a passion for women’s empowerment that began during her childhood in Tunisia when she realized that men and women did not have equality in public spaces. In her own words, “I was surprised that there were […]

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  • A Universal Mission: Advancing the Deaf Community of Morocco Mounir Naili, an alumnus of HANDS’ Professional Fellows Program, dedicates his life to serving the deaf community in Morocco. His passion for helping the disabled was inspired by his close friend, the first deaf Moroccan to earn a Ph.D., who also established an non-governmental organization that […]

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  • Amal Youssef is an artist, trainer, and entrepreneur from Egypt who has founded a center for the economic empowerment of women in poor communities of Cairo. Last year, as a participant in HANDS’ Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, Amal was able to hone her skills and create new projects through […]

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  •   Yosra Hassyaoui, an alumna of the HANDS Professional Fellows Program (PFP), sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is making an impact in the lives of rural women in her home country of Tunisia.  As Vice President of the Positiver Association, which focuses on the development of women in rural areas, Yosra is providing women […]

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  • Mohamed Ait Elmaader, a quiet young man with a slow smile, manages a center for children with disabilities in his hometown of Agadir, Morocco. This spring, he participated in the HANDS Professional Fellows Program (PFP), funded by the US Department of State. The theme of this year’s program was NGO Development for organizations helping people […]

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  • Amine Dridi is a lively young professional who works as a special educator for children with Down’s Syndrome and Autism in his home country of Tunisia. During HANDS’ most recent Professional Fellows Program,  which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and focused on NGO development for organizations improving the lives of people with […]

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  •   This spring, Hands Along the Nile welcomed 10 young professionals from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to the US. For four weeks, they had the opportunity to work with American organizations in Seattle and Chicago through the Professional Fellows Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. HANDS fellows from Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia enjoy […]

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