Thekra Sabahi (Al)
Program Date:Sep - Dec 2013
I am Thekra Ahmed Al-Sabahi, a Yemeni alumna of the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSJ) leaders on women’s leadership from Yemen, which is the Sana’a outreach co-coordinator at the U.S. embassy. My focus on community collaboration has led to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. I received my B.A. in accounting from Sana’a University in 2011. I previously volunteered at the British Council as a researcher for the GlobeChangeMakers project which published two reports: Girls Drop out of Schools and the Effect of Media on Youth. These reports were supervised by University of Science & Technology and SOUL for the Development of Women & Children. I served as the financial specialist of this project. Prior to that, I worked as self-development trainer with several NGO’s and high schools.
Prior to joining the training field, I was coordinator assistant at iEARN-Yemen (International Education and Resource Network), the world’s largest non-profit network that enables teachers and youth to use the internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and making a difference in the world. I was appointed to be the graphic designer of iEarn-Yemen projects and did designs for One Day in Life project with Martha Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, and Massachusetts.
My professional interests include accounting, training, teaching, translation and graphic design. As part of one of my activities for the society, I served as the project manager in a coexistence campaign bringing together twenty-four different schools. This project was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a.
I have recently established the U.S. Cultural Exchange Programs page on Facebook, spreading awareness about American educational opportunities for youth, adults and families in Yemen. The page has already attracted over 3,500 followers. Furthermore, I am working in institutes, associations and universities to spread the word about available scholarships. I am working not only with the U.S. embassy, but I also work with the British Council in some of its projects as a coordinator and organizer.