“Palestine: not a movie, real people”
Young leaders sharing inspiring stories.
July 12, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus, Architecture Auditorium
Reham, Geogre and Aya are current participants of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (SUSI) for July – August 2011.
Ms. Reham Abushaaban (Gaza) is a 3rd year student of Environmental Engineering at Islamic University Gaza. She has a great concern for the environmental behavior of individuals in Gaza and anticipates learning new techniques in air and water pollution management. Ms. Abushaban will explore the role that environmental policy has played in the development of natural resource management, sustainable development, agricultural practices, and energy generation in the United States. Upon her return, she hopes to organize awareness campaigns to educate the public about pollution dangers.
Mr. George Kapatayes (West Bank) is a 3rd year Biology student at Birzeit University. He has a passion for discovering solutions to environmental problems that negatively impact the health of people in his hometown of Ramallah. His volunteer activities include the organization of the Biology Fun Day on campus and regular volunteerism at the Public Relations Office. When in the United States, he hopes to learn how the US deals with pollution, waste water management, and waste disposal. Upon the completion of his degree, Mr. Kapatayes looks forward to pursuing a Master’s degree and becoming a pharmaceutical doctor.
Ms. Aya Ahmaro (West Bank) is a 3rd year student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron. She provides the link between the engineering field and community outreach, teaching mathematics and engineering to younger students. Once her degree is complete, she would like to develop environmentally-friendly cars. She understands the importance of improving environmental conditions in Palestine and therefore seeks to study American methodologies in environmental management before returning home to implement practical solutions to sustainability problems in the West Bank.
Co-sponsors: Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Shangri La – Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, OneWorld Now!, and Muslim Societies of Asia and the Pacific.
Mentorship: Ibrahim Aoude, professor of ethnic studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
Office of Multicultural Student Services, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus
- Learn more about the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (SUSI)