Results are Tagged with "International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)"

Food Diplomacy Brings Egyptian Culinary Professional to the Table for a Taste of America

Through strong, long-term relationships with food, beverage, and equipment companies, Ashraf has generated funds to make the organization ground zero for the exchange of information and services among chefs, and Egypt’s premier source of culinary knowledge and training.

Moroccan IVLP Alumna Creates Ecological Art Gallery

Photo of IVLP Alumna in art gallery

Asmaa Benechir, 2003 IVLP Alumnus, created a gallery, literary cafe, and workshop space for ecological art practices in the Medina of Rabat, Morocco.

2013 Moroccan AEIF Winner Mobilizes Entrepreneurship

Ali Aaouine, 2013 Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund (AEIF) Winner (http://alumni.state.gov/AEIF), helped launched Greenside Development Foundation (GDF) in Imouzzer-Kandar, Morocco. GDF is dedicated to empowering unemployed young adults through new enterprise creation. More info: http://greensidedevelopment.org/

Roshika, International Women of Courage 2014

Video: Roshika Deo, of Fiji, is a 2014 U.S. Department of State International Women of Courage awardee. Roshika and her "Be the Change" political campaign are inspiring a new generation of Fijian women and youth to believe in democracy and the power of civic participation.

International Women of Courage Honored for Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

Each year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women who have played transformative roles in their societies, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide for championing human rights, women’s equality, and social progress.

Chance Encounters Lead to New Possibilities for Yolanda

“I need to do something!” Rueda said to the U.S. Ambassador to Spain after meeting him at a volunteer award conference. “ The ambassador, taken by Yolanda’s passion to help others, recommended her for a VolVis International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Just a few months later, Yolanda came to the United States on a volunteerism and social innovation-focused IVLP with another Spanish colleague.

Hosting Exchanges for 30 Years, and Still Learning

"My hope is to remain involved with the IVLP program until I can no longer do so, as it has – and continues to be – an extraordinary gift in my life.”