SheLeads is a month-long blog series highlighting the voices of some of iACT's amazing female leaders from across the globe. You’ll hear from soccer coaches, education directors, and program coordinators as they discuss the impact of displacement on their lives and the power women hold as leaders in their communities.
MOUNIRA AL-TAHER HASABALLA
Camp Coordinator, Refugee Camp Touloum, Chad
I am Mounira Al-Taher Hasaballah, and I was born in the village of Abdul-Khair in Sudan and now live in Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad, Zone (7), Block (30), and my honorable profession is preschool education.
What is something that brings you happiness in your week?
The thing that brings me happiness is doing sports, listening to music, and planning my work.
Why did you choose to become a camp coordinator with Little Ripples?
I chose to become [a camp coordinator] because I want to help others and the community.
What is your favorite thing about working with the other female teachers at Little Ripples?
I prefer creating work groups and participating in group work to share views with others.
What has the conflict in Darfur meant for you as a woman?
As a woman, the conflict in Darfur means to me that it is a disaster for humanity, a violation of women's rights, a lost future, and a loss of education.
What does it mean to you as a woman to be a leader in your community?
It means to me that there is equality between the two genders and their rights.
What qualities do you think make women good leaders?
The qualities that make women good leaders are positivity in life, collaboration with other people, the capacity to overcome obstacles and problems they encounter on their way, and self-confidence.
Why is it important for women to be leaders in their communities?
Women are the fundamental backbones of society because women can do the same work as men.
Who is a woman that inspired you in your life?
The kind of woman who has the highest rank, for instance Hillary Clinton in America.
What advice would you give to young girls in your community?
My advice to girls in my community is to pursue education.