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SheLeads: Meet Nawal Othman Adam

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.
Nawal Othman Adam

Education Director, Refugee Camp Kouchagine-Moura, Chad


I am Nawal Othman Adam, and I am a refugee in Kouchagine-Moura camp.


What is something that brings you joy in your week?

Joy with children, happiness with our brother, with friends, with my teachers, with my neighbors, with my guests, and then in my organization.


Why did you choose to become an education director with Little Ripples?

To know how to communicate with the community in a positive way. Firstly, we teach ourselves about the feelings of others and how to lead the community even outside the school. Secondly, I help female teachers every week and assume responsibilities


What is your favorite thing about working with other female teachers?

It is education and the way we hold a dialogue or debates on different concepts, especially during our events and in the program of the first year to make the program happen in our society.


What has the conflict in Darfur meant for you as a woman?

The conflict in Darfur means that many problems occurred in Darfur, and we were destroyed from the future. Five of my family witnessed injuries. My husband’s education was destroyed.


What qualities do you think make women good leaders?

Being academically qualified, aware, and knowledgeable about different cultures and religions.


Why is it important for women to be leaders in their societies?

Because many societies are surrounded by women.




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