April 18, 2017

Amel Mohandi

Young woman holding hand out and appears to be speakingAmel Mohandi was born in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, a Berber city known for its strong political and social engagement.  At age 18, she founded a volunteer group to help children suffering from cancer.  Her devotion toward protecting and promoting children’s rights led her to join the Algerian Network for the Defense of Children's Rights.  She also has a volleyball coach diploma which helped her develop her mentoring and leadership skills with the younger generation. In 2014 Amel created “VISION TV,” a web TV program that engages youth for social, political, cultural and economic participation.  In 2017, Amel launched a project called “Young People in Communication.”  Amel’s project became an effective communication platform for Algerian NGOs to promote their projects and activities on the web.  The main objective of this platform was to increase citizen participation and to facilitate the social integration of youth from different social, economic and academic backgrounds.  Amel is currently pursuing her masters in communication and audiovisual studies at the University of Algiers, and working as a journalist reporter and moderator for a private TV channel called Numidia TV.

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