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News >First Access Alumni Training

May 03,2021

The first Access Alumni training was held virtually on December 12, 2020, and focused (at the request of the participants) on women empowerment. The 30 Access Alumni who participated were welcomed before the sessions by Kristina Hayden, the US Embassy’s public affairs officer. After the first session, the alumni were also joined by Edith Bitar, the US Embassy’s cultural affairs coordinator.

The results of the exit survey conducted at the end of the workshop indicated that around 90% of attendees were satisfied with the training. One participant, Eva Boumjahed, noted that "training for parents is needed to protect the girls today from early marriage. We as youth need to work on changing the laws tomorrow." Eva's determination to be a change-maker at the outset of the session constitutes is exactly the kind of impact we believe education can have – impact that encourages active citizenship and trends toward policy reform.


If you are an Access Alumni and would like to take part in future trainings, please reach out to [email protected].

"Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”

- Nelson Mandela -