Fatima Hallal Raises the Bar High and Takes Part of MEPI TL Accelerators Workshop
Motivated, responsible, enjoying public speaking skills, Fatima Hallal, an LAU MEPI TLG in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies always aims at expanding her academic horizons by accepting new challenges and winning them.
In summer 2016, Hallal got the opportunity to participate in the Student Leaders Program that took place in Georgetown University in Washington D.C. during which Hallal learned new leadership tools that taught her ways to expand her understanding of civil society and participatory governance… the Student Leaders Program opened for Hallal another opportunity thanks to her connections with International Research & Exchanges Board international (IREX); She was offered the chance to participate at MEPI TL Accelerator Workshop in Casablanca, Morocco on April 2019. Hallal took over bigger tasks and responsibilities; she was the mentor of three students, she assisted them to gain competence in the various areas, including networking, partnership building and strategic planning. She also got the opportunity to moderate the “Fireside chat on leadership and self-improvement” session with one of Morocco’s most influential young leaders Amine Zeriat, reflecting on his experience and discussing challenges and obstacles that face youth’s initiatives. Additionally, Hallal was a jury member of “Shark tank lab” where students leaders pitched their community development projects.
This exposure was very rewarding to Hallal on so many levels; her contribution in the programs enabled her expand her network, meet community leaders and inspire student leaders from around the MENA region.
Hallal attributes this success to MEPI TL Program that listens to the voices of youth, trust their visions and grants them unlimited ways to accomplish them.