2017 Mentees


Ahmedaeie Belgouthi


Arij Hamouda


Basma Yahya

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Feriel Arbi

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Maroi Ech-Charkaouy

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Rawand Boussama

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Richard Kweitsu

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Sara Monica Leon Ulloa


Safa Dhawadi

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Zeinab Salah Kabiel


Y-PHEM Mentees at African Union Consultations


  • My experience with Y-Phem was amazing! I would highly recommend it to everyone. It was the kind of support I needed exactly at this time of my life. I might not know where I want to be yet but I know that I’m on my way. This journey with Y-Phem program helped me to find that way. So grateful.
    Basma Yahya
  • It is often said that if you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. I got to a stage in life where I wanted to do so many things, with no idea where to start from.

    The past few months has given me the opportunity to reevaluate my life goals, ask myself some tough questions I’ve never had time to ask and start putting real plans in place to achieve my life goals. In the end, I have come out more confident, well-organized and energized about the future than before.

    This is an opportunity everyone must endeavor to grab. I am most grateful to Aya for taking me through this moment of self-discovery, and for taking me a step closer to my dreams.

    Richard Kweitsu
    Ghana - UK
  • The biggest benefit of the mentorship for me was connecting with Aya Chebbi as I have been and still a fan of her work and her accomplishment. Aya is very down to earth, humble and funny. I loved how she made me feel comfortable and I could say anything to her.

    The African Union conference, Aya nominated me to attend, was an eye-opening experience, meeting people from across Africa. I used to stereotype African people (like most Tunisians) until I realized I'm one of them and that I'm African too. We had so much in common and I enjoyed hearing their stories and sharing mine.

    Feriel Arbi
  • I wanted to make some changes in my life and to get out of my comfort zone so I decided to enroll in Aya’s program. This mentorship allowed me to reflect on myself and to widen my perspective through the monthly assignments we had to fill.

    It also gave me the opportunity to meet inspiring African activists during African Union Commission Consultation, Aya nominated me for. Interacting with Aya was very informative.

    She is a role model and a great leader. She doesn’t give you ready answers but she pushes you to find your own voice and to shape your own path by giving valuable advice and feedback.

    During this couple of months, I realized that my voice matters and that my contribution is needed. As a result, my vision of how I can make a difference has become more clear and I feel more empowered

    Arij Hamouda