April 19, 2016

Emerging Young Leaders Award - Basel Almadhoun

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Basel Almadhoun Basel Almadhoun
After spending a year as a high school exchange student in the U.S., Basel Almadhoun returned home to Gaza and started a debate club to give youth a space to express their opinions. 

He has received wide-spread media attention for his work and has organized TEDx talks in Gaza to bring debate to a wider audience. Basel sees firsthand that people change their way of thinking by participating in debates. Basel is twenty years old and is currently a business student at al-Azhar University in Gaza. 

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