The 2022 TechGirls Program

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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 »

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Hala – Bringing Ideas to Life

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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 »

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World Refugee Day

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On this World Refugee Day, what will you do to support Refugees and make sure everyone receives their civil rights? Read here to learn how Rayan, PFP Alumna and Palestinian Refugee, is working to ensure all people have access to their basic rights and more.

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A True Story About Facing Challenges

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It was the Spring of 1998 when I met Ella Chugina, a young non-profit manager from Perm, Russia. Ella was selected along with 4 others from the region to participate in a U.S. Department of State training program[1] conducted by Legacy International.

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SYLEP Alumni Raising Awareness Around Cancer

In honor of World Cancer Day, we would like to share the story of one of the 2019 Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP) alumni, Ali Sulais. Ali is currently a psychiatry resident in Saudi Arabia, and has been passionate about raising awareness around cancer since 2017.

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New Social Justice Technology: Know Your Reyets

Wa’il Ashshowwaf participated in the 2019 Professional Fellows Program as a Fellowship Host. He also travelled to Morocco in January 2020 as a delegate where he presented workshops and facilitate training sessions in addition to connecting with alumni of the program in support of their work.  In this day and age, the rise of protests Read More »

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“Just Snap Out of It!?”: How One Non-Profit Chose a More Constructive Response to Pandemic Stress

The COVID-19 global pandemic has been challenging for so many people. Many have lost jobs, and businesses have closed, many have gotten sick and even lost loved ones. Often, families and friends kept apart have felt deeply lonely (especially during the holiday season), just aching for a hug, but also fearing getting too close. In these trying times, individuals, businesses, governments, and non-profits are showing a rarely seen broad-scale public burnout.

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