Minnila – Helping Students Discover Their Passion

Minnila, TechGirls 2022, USA  For as long as I can remember, I have been fond of STEM. Whenever someone would ask me, “Minnila, what do you want to be when you grow up?”, my answer was always, “a doctor”. My interest in STEM was immeasurable because STEM subjects just made sense. There was always a Read More »

Ahmad Abdelgalil – Empowering Women in Egypt

PFP Fellow Spring 2023 Between April and July 2023, Ahmad Abdelgalil, an alumnus of the Professional Fellow Program from Fall 2022, spearheaded a transformative initiative in the Manial Shiha community, near Giza, Egypt. His project focused on delivering workforce development skills to 20 recent female university graduates. The knowledge the women gained was a force Read More »

Yousria Bouchouche & EYEs for Fundraising Algeria

PFP Fellow Spring 2023 Yousria Bouchouche could not be delayed by jet lag nor a much deserved rest after landing back in Algeria off her Professional Fellows Program (PFP) experience in Washington, D.C. with Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in Spring 2023. From 15 June to 6 September 2023, Yousria partnered with the U.S. Embassy Read More »

Summer Leadership Institute: Mexico 2023

In June, six young leaders and one educator traveled from Mexico to Washington DC for one week to learn about US culture, history, leadership, community engagement, and more. They had a full week of activities, ranging from tours of the US Capitol and White House to volunteering with organizations such as Capital Area Food Bank Read More »

Esther – Sowing Seeds of Potential

Esther, TechGirls 2022, Fiji Growing up, I have always wondered what my purpose in life was. I began to search for ways to spend my time in hopes to ignite an interest that would bring me happiness and satisfaction. I discovered that as I assisted loved ones in my community, it gave me a sense Read More »

PFP Alumna Supports Female Entrepreneurs

Oumaima Farik posing with the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco.

Professional Fellows Program Alumna Oumaima Farik continues to leave her mark in the cultural exchange and economic empowerment realms. Farik, along with colleagues at Douar Tech, oversaw and successfully culminated the third edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program in December 2022. The program provided emerging female entrepreneurs with vital skills for building Read More »

The 2022 TechGirls Program

girls at an airport

The 10th Year and Global Expansion! For the TechGirls program, the summer of 2022 was like no other. From July 7 to July 31, the TechGirls program, a U.S. State Department initiative that is administered by Legacy International, hosted its first in-person summer session since 2019. Since 2012, the TechGirls program has hosted girls ages 15 to 17 Read More »

Hala – Bringing Ideas to Life

girl in front of a sign

In my freshman year of high school, a classmate who was anxious to apply to TechGirls introduced me to the program. I inquired around it at school and did some internet research to learn more about the program and the opportunities it provides to its participants. I applied to the program after learning a lot Read More »