AlJohara M. AlBanyan

AlJohara M. AlBanyan, is a young social and humanitarian activist. One of Saudi’s top 30 highest achieving high school students, she is the youngest to earn the Competent Leader and the Competent Communicator awards from Toastmasters International. At 14, AlJohara was appointed as Vice President of Education at Toastmasters International. She is also a founding member of the upcoming non-profit organization, Touba, supporting youth empowerment and social development in Saudi Arabia, and the ambassador of The Mohammadian Women program, transforming Muslim women around the world, which she spoke about at TEDx last fall. Always keen on seeking new ways to help develop her society, AlJohara have organized different exhibitions, workshops, and charity events. As a children’s advocate, she is the founder of “I’m Special” self-development program, empowering underprivileged children, and the editor of (Cartoonat) children’s magazine. One of the 40 young scientists chosen to inspire and cultivate a resourceful talent pool for the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AlJohara was selected to conduct research at the highly selective Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) 2015 summer program, under the mentorship of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) faculty, She will be conducting her research in the “Phosphoproteomic analysis of Leukemic Cell Differentiation.”  An active student, she co-founded the Social & Development Committee to improve her school’s experience and create leaders for tomorrow, and she serves as vice-president of student government at AlTarbiya Alislamyah Schools. Earlier this year, she celebrated the opening of The Mosque & Well of Touba in Kenya, which she contributed to building. Albanyan aims to improve and promote the image of Saudi women.

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