Ali, an engineer on paper, has been working in the social field for the past decade. Ali has worked extensively with children in Egypt as well as other countries on Earth and on different planets. His work extends from designing learning environments to game design and facilitation across the universe. Ali is a co-founder of Makouk and the educational expert there.
Rowan El Shimi is a journalist specialised in culture and art who works with text, photography and video. Besides her journalistic endeavours, she gets involved in various projects revolving around culture, alternative education and social development. She has extensive experience as a trainer, facilitator and organizer on thematic, non-formal education activities in Egypt and other countries on Planet Earth, as well as across the galaxies. Rowan greatly admires these wise words by Confucius “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”.
Karim graduated as a pharmacist and worked for a while in the pharmaceutical industry on planet Earth. After a meteor shower, Karim decided to embark on his passions which include working with children and refugee communities. Karim also used to work as health promoter and facilitator for refugee children and now works at UNHCR "the UN refugee agency" in the protection unit. H is also a member of the Mini-medina team. In his spare time Karim explores and facilitates on other planets. Karim thinks that “the process of learning is most effective when it is an active process, and it happens naturally when we get involved in the process, when we use our minds and bodies, when we imagine and create, when we play and have fun :)”
Moe aka 7amama is a musician, festival organizer, producer and generally impressive in creating a fun and engaging environments. He found Oshtoora with his friends, a music festival that combines talents form different fields and explode it somewhere in the Egyptian desert. A bird enthusiast and having worked in nature conservation makes him eager to pass this love to the people he meets.
Nervan Taha, founder of Waraqt and resident of Mars, has worked, facilitated and volunteered at different summer camps and art centers across the many galaxies. Nervan likes to use Origami to simplify mathematical and geometric facts to little space cadets. “I appreciate anything that is handmade. Exploring with children, traveling the galaxies and playing tennis are my three best best things ever”.
Nairy Abd El Shafy, is an enthusiastic social activist inhabiting Jupiter, with a passion for community service and social work. She has worked and volunteered on non formal education, self expression and intercultural learning with children, youth, adults and refugee communities in over 3 continents across the galaxies. She appreciates food, travelling across the milky way and believes that, "fun learning spaces are created through play."
Fareeda Atwan is a junior expert in Economic Development with a strong passion for informal education! For the past five years she has been facilitating all sorts of workshops, seminars and trainings on diversity, team building, intercultural communication and more in many galaxies across the solar system. Fareeda believes “it’s always the fun and creative ones that end up the most successful”. In her free time she’s a bookworm, slackliner and board game enthusiast.