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For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
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Chantal Souaid Mchantaf
- Middle East and North Africa Director, Leaders for Democracy Fellowship
Chantal Souaid Mchantaf is the Middle East and North Africa Director of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) program implemented by World Learning in Lebanon. Mchantaf has a solid background in project management and an extensive work experience with local and international civil society organizations operating in the developmental field in Lebanon. Throughout her career and due to the challenging nature of work she has been involved in, Mchantaf succeeded in building a respectable network of connections with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Lebanese University, and many local and international nongovernmental organizations operating in Lebanon. Before joining World Learning, Mchantaf had been managing the USAID-funded Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teachers Improvement 2 (D-RASATI 2) program's Leadership Development Program, a stellar leadership program that helped over 600 Lebanese school principals get official tenure in the government. For several years, she has been involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lebanon as the Cisco Entrepreneurship Institute Program Manager where she helps hundreds of entrepreneurs, start, grow, and IT-enable their businesses. Earlier in her career, Mchantaf helped manage the 10-year Transparency and Accountability Grants (TAG) program, a sub-USAID donor program that provided hundreds of grants to NGOs in Lebanon. Mchantaf holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs and diplomacy, and an MBA with an emphasis on projects and operations management. In addition, Mchantaf is a social media trainer who assisted several NGOs and companies build and expand efficiently their online presence as part of her own business.
Expertise: project management; education and training; adult learning; entrepreneurship; capacity building; social media; writing