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Stories of IREX

Stories of IREX
January 21, 2015
Tania Abul-Baseer Al-Neama  works with an Iraqi girl
by Justine O'Sullivan

As millions of Iraqis face internal displacement, Tania Abul-Baseer Al-Neama wants to help her country and its displaced population. An art professor and university administrator at Salahaddin University, Tania uses her background in education and art to provide art therapy to children in refugee camps. She credits the Iraq University Linkages Program (ULP) with showing her how to combine her two passions.

Stories of IREX
January 21, 2015
Pakistan students show their water awareness posters during a competition.
by Jilanne Doom

In the two years since returning home to Pakistan from the US, Shagufta Nasreen has reshaped her students’ views on sustainable drinking water. According to the American Pakistan Foundation, the water crisis in Pakistan worsens by the day due to poor infrastructure, mismanagement of resources, and alternating bouts of extreme flooding and water scarcity. Because the roots of Pakistan’s water crisis run deep in the community, Nasreen knew targeting the habits of elder members would prove difficult. With modest funding provided through the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Pakistan program, she focused her efforts on her students.

Announcements

Announcements
January 15, 2015
Kristin Lord was named co-chair of the AIYD and was appointed to the USGLC Board

IREX is pleased to announce President and CEO Kristin Lord will be taking on important leadership roles in the international development community. Lord has been named co-chair of the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD). She has also been appointed to the Board of Directors for the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).

Announcements
January 9, 2015
IREX's new Regional Managers in Africa

IREX is pleased to welcome three new field representatives in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. The three Regional Managers’ primary responsibility will be to coordinate IREX’s programming on the continent for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.