Mashrou3i in Gabes – Mohamed Ibrahim, IDROLOG

Locating and exploring groundwater resources for irrigation and household use is a complex process, but 34 year old Mohamed from Gabes has turned this into a successful business. At 34 years old and despite the difficulties he has encountered, Mohamed Ibrahim successfully launched “IDROLOG”, a company specialized in coring and hydraulic prospecting that employs 4 ...
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Mashrou3i in Gafsa – Ismael ZAYED:  Ben Zayed farm

At 27, Ismael Zayed has already established his reputation as a farmer in Gafsa, a region in central Tunisia where farming is a family tradition handed down from generation to generation. After graduating in Experimental Sciences in 2009 and Applied Geomatics in 2012, it would have been a natural next step for Ismael to move ...
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Mashrou3i in Kebili – Feriel Touiti, Manager of the Business Center

Mashrou3i, a project implemented by UNIDO with support from USAID, the Italian Cooperation and the HP Foundation, works with partners in each of the project’s 14 target regions. In Kebili, in the South of Tunisia, Mashrou3i works together with the region’s Business Center to raise awareness of the project among aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The ...
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Mashrou3i in Tozeur – Amina Zaoui – “NINA BIO, Natural Cosmetics”

In 2017 at 29 years old, Amina Zaoui launched an artisanal soap and natural cosmetics business in Tozeur. After graduating in Medical Bio-technology in 2014, Amina chose to start her professional journey working in an agricultural project design office as a personal assistant. This experience enabled her to forge basics in entrepreneurship but remained far ...
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Mashrou3i in Tozeur – Abdelhamid Baira Packaging unit, Digital and Offset printing

At only 27 years old, Abdelhamid Baira launched a packaging production unit and a digital and offset printing service in his hometown of Tozeur. In 2013, Abdelhamid gained a Businesses Administration and Management degree in Tozeur and then decided to move to Tunis to strengthen his skills. The same year, he started a Master’s degree ...
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January YES Student of the Month, Hiba Kammoun (YES 2016-2017, Tunisia)

If there is an opportunity to help others, January YES Student of the Month, Hiba Kammoun (YES 2016-2017, Tunisia, hosted by World Link in Visalia, CA), will volunteer for it. Hiba has also been a great representative of Tunisia, her home country, and undertaken a demanding schedule of extracurricular activities at Mount Whitney High School ...
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A Roundtable Discussion on How to Be the Next Techwomen Leader

Women Leaders in Technology (WoLTech), an association founded by a group of Techwomen alumnae to support women in STEM fields, organized a round table discussion entitled “How to be the Next Techwomen Leader.” During the event, the WoLTech team introduced a group of Tunisian women working in STEM to the Techwomen program. The presentation was followed ...
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Young Tunisian Coders Academy (‎YTCA‬) Summer Camp

The Young Tunisian Coders Academy (YTCA ) Summer Camp takes place August 1-5.  The young coders share their experiences with us through their daily “Postcards from Kelibia.” Young Tunisian Coders Academy (‎YTCA‬) Summer Camp Day 2 We got off to an early start with an introductory session on Scratch for Arduino and Blocklyduino. We learned about robotics and made our first ...
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Aya Chebbi has been making news and appearing on top lists of people to watch

‎Fulbright  Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) alumna, Aya Chebbi, has been making news and appearing on top lists of people to watch! The accolades include:  HuffPost Women  UK’s list of women working to improve the lives of others (link to story:  http://goo.gl/G7saSq ) and ArabianBusiness ‘ list of the 100 most influential young Arabs in the world (link to story:  http://goo.gl/KEF4dO ...
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Ahlem Nasraoui is among 10 Emerging Young Leaders Award Winners

Check out photos and video of Tunisia’s own Ahlem Nasraoui at the Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, on Wednesday, April 20. In her thank you speech, Ahlem stated proudly: “This award was an opportunity to speak up and voice my country’s aspirations: We Tunisians won’t be defeated by terrorism. We wake up every day to rejoice ...
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Thomas Jefferson Alumna Participates in Clinton Global Initiative

Sara Snoussi, a 2015 Thomas Jefferson alumna, was chosen to represent the Kids Uprise project at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University ( ‎CGIU ) meeting at the University of California, Berkeley in early April. Kids Uprise is an initiative developed by Sarah and her fellow Thomas Jefferson alumni to create a network of school clubs to teach ...
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Tunisian Alumni Gear Up for the 2016 AEIF

Alumni in Tunisia are eagerly anticipating the next round of the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF.)  To help them prepare their project proposals for the 2016 AEIF competition, the U.S. Embassy organized a training on how to write an effective, comprehensive, and competitive proposal. During the session, exchange alumni were introduced the proposal writing process ...
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“She Can” for Women’s Empowerment

Congratulations to the Young Leaders Entrepreneurs NGO and all exchange alumni volunteers who organized and took part in the She Can event on Saturday, October 10th. The event focused on women’s leadership as an inspiring power for youth and emphasized the importance of ending violence against women. The conference opened with a short video and ...
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Nada Makhlouf Speaks About Her Participation in Between the Lines (BTL) Program

Embassy staff had the opportunity to meet with Nada Makhlouf, who recently returned from the Between the Lines (BTL) program. This program brings young writers, aged 16-19 to the U.S. for two weeks of intensive creative writing workshops and cultural exchange. The workshops are held at the University of Iowa. According to Nada, “The BTL ...
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Techwomen Alumna Organizes Technovation Tunisia National Pitch

  TechWomen Alumna Amel Ghouila hosted the Technovation Tunisia National Pitch,  an apps development competition launched in Tunisia for the first time.  Nine teams of young girls from 6 different regions presented different mobile apps that they developed to solve problems in their communities.   A mentor guided the teams, whose members ranged in age ...
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Thomas Jefferson Alumni in Action

Inspired by their rich and diverse experiences in the United States, Thomas Jefferson alumni came back with a great deal of enthusiasm and a strong desire to give back to their local community.  Through the recently established Thomas Jefferson Alumni Association, these returnees founded an English club for young students in the cultural center in ...
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Alumnus Mohamed Arous represented Tunisia in the Young Leaders Forum Maghreb–EU at the European Parliament

Mohamed Arous, MEPI Student Leaders alumnus has recently represented Tunisia in the Young Leaders Forum Maghreb – EU at the European Parliament where he had the chance to discuss and debate upon policies at the level of Economic and Political cooperation between Maghreb Countries, Tunisia Specifically and EU. At the European parliament, Mohamed talked about ...
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SUSI and Access Alumna Helps Middle School Students Develop Leadership Skills

SUSI and Access alumna Oumaima Tayari made a presentation to 30 Access students at the school Le Monde des Langues Bab Saadoun about her experience as a participant in the SUSI for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement program. Oumaima talked about the qualities of a leader and offered some tips for making an effective speech. ...
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