Congratulations to Noof Assi, the US State Department’s State Alumni Member of the Month for May 2012. She was selected for her efforts to promote youth civic engagement through social media in Iraq.
Assi traveled to the US in 2010 on the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) administered by World Learning. The program inspired her to become a youth activist in Iraq and she co-founded the grassroots organization Iraqi Streets 4 Change after returning home. Assi now works as a project assistant and social media trainer for the nonprofit Iraqi Al-Amal Association.
More than 800 Iraqi high school and undergraduate students have participated in the IYLEP program since 2007. World Learning is excited to host a new group of students this summer and will have more details to share on the upcoming program soon.
Check out our recent interview with Assi to find out more about her experience on IYLEP and the work she’s doing in Iraq.