Khaled HusseinPalestinian Territories
Khaled Hussein has five years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the Islamic University of Gaza. While working as Teaching Assistant at Islamic University of Gaza, he participated in the delivery of clinical courses at the university and various hospitals, taught and facilitated the educational process, led the delivery of clinical courses, and conducted many extracurricular activities to improve students’ personal skills such as time management, effective studying, and following evidence-based practice in the field of research. While working as Teaching Assistant, he acquired many skills including networking with professionals. He was a Team Leader and physiotherapist for a year at the National Center for Community Rehabilitation. He led the home care team that visited the disabled people and provided physical rehabilitation services. Previously, Khaled volunteered for four years at the Islamic University Student Council, where he helped solve students’ problems and conducted training courses for students. During his community service, Khaled acquired many skills including: Networking and Problem-Solving. Khaled is interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and women’s health.
Mialy Rasoanarivony is a Business Analyst. She has an educational background up to a Master’s degree in the environmental and financial fields. Her current position has allowed her to deepen her understanding of the economic realities of her country – Madagascar. For one, she has strengthened her leadership skills by surrounding herself with Entity Executors. In addition, she has shown a strong interest in sustainable finance and is therefore aware of the important role that the private sector plays in sustainable development.
Kristina Shingalova has three and a half years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Specialist degree in Organizational Management of Organization from the Russian International Academy of Tourism in Kazan, Russia. During her three years as Customer Relations Officer at AWRostamani Group in the United Arab Emirates, she helped improve the company’s marketing strategies and initiated the collection of plastic bottles and paper waste to provide wheelchairs for children with disabilities in collaboration with Red Crescent in Dubai and a non-profit organization from Serbia. Previously, Kristina worked in various banks where she assisted clients with financial advice and for a major tour operator Pegas Touristic as a tour guide interpreter and hotel guide where she helped plan and organize trips for MICE groups. In 2019, Kristina volunteered at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She also helped raise funds for the local animal shelter by collecting plastic, paper, and cans in the community, and volunteered as a knitting instructor at the Center for Children with Special Needs in 2011 and 2010 to help develop fine motor skills in children in her hometown in Chuvashia, Russia. Through these experiences, Kristina developed strong fundraising and project management skills. She is heavily involved in the field of human ecology and has a keen interest in finding solutions to environmental challenges and developing youth policy.
Anjanoro Rabarijaona has four years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. While working in Madagascar as a Recruitment and Procedures Supervisor with Population Services International, she helped improve the public health of vulnerable populations through a malaria control program and a reproductive, maternal, and neonatal HIV health program. Previously, Anjanoro worked as Human Resources Assistant for five years in an establishment in the health sector, where she participated in ensuring company employees and their families had access to basic care. Through these experiences, she developed interpersonal communication and talent management skills. Anjanoro enjoys focusing on the topic of public health.
Lorna Kanyuga is a skilled development professional with five years of experience in the social sector. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. Currently, she is the Kenya Philanthropies Lead at Microsoft, where she coordinates digital training initiatives and entrepreneurship and employability programs. During her time at Yusudi Limited, she led the development, testing and launch of Jijali, an online learning program that uses blended learning techniques to provide personalized entrepreneurship and career training to over 1,400 young people. Previously, she was Life Skills Trainer at the same company, where she developed and delivered career preparation training to over 200 unemployed college graduates and young professionals. Prior to that, she managed the Social Projects Department at the AIESEC office in Kenya, where she led the development and implementation of strategies to grow the international volunteer program. Through these experiences, she has gained skills in project/program management, training, and youth development. In her spare time, Lorna volunteers at schools in informal settlements in Nairobi, where she supports schools in providing life skills training to students and fundraises for learning materials. She is passionate about skills development for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, youth development and the use of technology in education.
Sherine Bin SaidPalestinian Territories
Sherine Bin Said has ten years of experience in non-profit organizations and earned a Bachelor of Economics and Administrative Sciences from the University of Al-Azhar in the Palestinian Territories. She also earned her Professional Diploma in Management of Civil Society Organizations at Islamic University in Palestine. While working as a project coordinator at Filastiniyat Organization in Fada’ Shababi, she implemented an EU-funded framework project Shabab Live in partnership with DW Akademie, Al Khatt, and Al-Jana, which gave her the opportunity to work closely with youth to provide them with access to conventional media and give them a voice by addressing their concerns and supporting their creative initiatives. Previously, Sherine worked for the Culture and Free Thought Association in the Projects, Fundraising and Advocacy Department, where she handled all documentation and filing for a department. Her work included data entry, translation, and filing hard and soft copies, as well as assisting visitors to the projects and the organization. Additionally, Sherine Bin Said took on the responsibility of facilitating several focus group discussions to support the evaluation process at CFTA. Through these experiences, she developed strong project coordination and implementation skills. Sherine enjoys being involved in youth empowerment.
Mohammed GhanemPalestinian Territories
Mohammed Ghanem has five years of professional experience and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Al-Azhar University in Gaza. Mohammed has been working as Customer Success Specialist at WalaPlus for more than a year. Mohammed works closely with sales and customers to understand requirements and ensure smooth onboarding and adoption of the platform. From 2017 to 2019, Mohammed worked as Account Manager at a mobile company, Jawwal. Mohammed’s responsibilities consisted of working with the sales team to identify and grow opportunities within the territory, negotiate and close contracts to maximize profit, and assist with difficult customer inquiries or issue escalations as needed. From 2016 to 2017, he worked as Procurement Officer at United Palestinian Appeal. He was involved with reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased, as well as managing inventory and maintaining accurate purchasing and pricing records. In his recent experience, Mohammed has gained a range of skills including Insightly CRM, digital marketing and SEO copywriting. Mohammed enjoys focusing on marketing for charity. He regularly participates in campaigns, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
Maha SaymehPalestinian Territories
Maha Saymeh has over seven years of experience in the non-profit sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting (in English) at Islamic University in Gaza. While working at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Finance Department as Claims Examination Section Head, Maha was recently promoted to Head of Section Team. Previously, Maha also worked at the Treasury Department and headed the Treasury Team at UNRWA Gaza Office. She supported UNRWA programs – Education, Health, Relief, Infrastructure and Camp Improvement – in providing services to 2.1 million refugees living in Gaza Strip. Maha worked at SULAFA, an income generation project for women established by UNRWA, helping to convert from manual to computerized accounting, developing databases for SULAFA, and developing effective reporting techniques to meet management needs. Maha also worked at Oxfam OPT in the finance department, supporting Oxfam programs that contribute to sustainable development, agricultural and economic justice, and food security programs in Palestinian Territories. Maha worked as a teaching assistant at Islamic University in Gaza after graduating at the top of her class. Maha has experience volunteering with local non-profit organizations. Maha has an endless ambition that motivates her to work hard to achieve her goals. Her enthusiasm and good spirit impact the team she works with. Maha enjoys working for a cause that helps the poor and the most vulnerable in society, helping refugees and advocating for humanitarian aid.
Husam AbushehaPalestinian Territories
Husam Abusheha has many years of public and reproductive health experience in the non-profit sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Palestine Collage of Nursing in Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories. Since 2017, Husam has been working in the field of public health as Health Educator at Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association. He has worked closely with international and local health experts to raise awareness about public and reproductive health and debunk health-related myths in the Palestinian community. Husam recently started working as Country Coordinator for Gaza Strip at the International Youth Alliance For Family Planning – an international hub of committed changemakers who want to raise people’s awareness about public health. Husam has worked as a clinical instructor at European Gaza hospital in the pediatric department. Husam strongly believes that advocating for public and reproductive health in the Palestinian community is challenging. Therefore, he has developed strong leadership and networking skills to better support his community.
Feda’a SobehPalestinian Territories
Feda’a Sobeh has six years of experience in the non-profit sector and is a PhD student in Curriculum and Teaching Methodology in English at the Institute of Arab Research and Studies, Egypt. She works as a program manager at Al Aqsa Sports Club Association. She is also a member of the National Team on Developing and Adapting Entrepreneurship Curricula in Palestine. She is an Entrepreneurship Trainer and a Business Plan Development Trainer. In addition, Feda’a was a judge at the graduation ceremony of Hult Prize at Al Quds Open University- Gaza. Feda’a is passionate about women’s rights, child protection and community protection and has been part of many projects that promote women and youth capacity building, leadership, non-violence and quality education. She is also a member of a community protection committee. Feda’a believes that her work background allows her to appreciate new perspectives and national differences. She believes in the power of community and the role of women and youth in bringing about positive change.
Buthaina SharafPalestinian Territories
Buthaina Sharaf has three years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Al-Azhar in Palestine. While working as a Laravel developer with computer science in software companies, she helped improve many websites, one of which is for people with disabilities to make their lives easier by linking it to a number of online stores and services. As an entrepreneur, Buthaina has worked with entrepreneurs to start a software company. Through these experiences, she led a strong team of developers, developed strong projects and websites.
Bisan Abu HarbPalestinian Territories
Bisan Abu Harb completed her Bachelor’s degree in business administration at the Islamic University of Gaza. She completed several short courses for professional development, including leadership, reporting, gender and crisis management. While working as a UDOC assistant at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) under the Emergency Relief Program, she helped improve living conditions to enable non-refugees internally displaced by the 2014 Gaza conflict to return home. Previously, Bisan worked at MAAN Development Center as a team leader in the UNMAS funded project “Risk Education ERW Awareness”. In addition, she worked as a team leader in the same organization in another project namely “Promoting Conflict Preparedness and Protection in Gaza Strip”. She also worked as a project assistant for the project “Supporting women leadership in Gaza Strip” where her success story started as she got to know well all the non-profit organizations working in this field and contributed significantly in strengthening the human security of women in vulnerable areas. Bisan has volunteered in many programs and organizations as she believes in community participation. During her professional career, she developed strong project management skills, networking and communication skills, and event planning skills. Bisan is interested in focusing on gender issues and has a strong passion for helping IDPs and refugees survive. She is interested in various things such as art, photography, humanitarian work and most importantly making a difference in people’s lives.