CCI Alumni Webcast: International Education Week


Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:00am Eastern Time (Washington, DC)
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We’re celebrating International Education Week with CCI alumni and Assistant Director, Sara Mohamed. Join us online as we discuss the role of international education in fostering global citizenship and professional development. There will be time for discussion, so be ready to share your experience as an international exchange student!

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About Your Presenters:

Eliyan Umamy is a co-founder of Nusa Tenggara for Nusantara (NTN) Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Lombok dedicated to community development, with a primary focus on educating children and young people. NTN dreams of building strong communities by focusing on practical knowledge for life skills and involving communities in the learning process. Eliyan is a proud alumna of the CCI Program (Cultural Exchange Program) from the 2012-2013 cohort.

Eliyan brings a diverse professional background, having worked in communication roles and education, including broadcasting and journalism. Her continuous dedication as a volunteer reflects a deep commitment to social, educational, and environmental causes.

Eliyan’s passion for education led her to develop the “Eco School Nusantara” program. This initiative garnered significant recognition by winning a gold category award at the Indonesian Sustainable Development Goals Awards (ISDA) 2022, making a substantial contribution to SDG 4 (Quality Education).

Gomolemo Mohapi is a young South African who is determined to make a long-lasting impact on the world through technology. During his exchange year with the CCI Program, Gomolemo studied Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College between 2017-18.

In university, he took it upon himself to create multiple written programming tutorials for his peers which significantly assisted those who were struggling to grasp programming concepts. Thereafter, Gomolemo joined the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador program where he gained advanced technical skills and eventually expanded to host workshops, hackathons and speaking at various conferences.

Gomolemo eventually fell in love with the Power Platform, because it was a low-code platform which gave way for him to empower and upskill not just those with a technical background, but anyone from any industry who was looking to learn how to build applications.

He has since co-authored a Power Platform Udacity course and is now a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft focused on Power Apps and Fusion Development.

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