“ Good news today from Khartoum! One of our Nuba graduates, Ms Naglaa Yacoub Abbo, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious St Gallen symposium next May. The symposium at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland brings together 600 thinkers and decision-makers with 200 talented young personalities to develop solutions to key issues of our time. Naglaa has been invited as one of these 200 ‘leaders of tomorrow’ from all over the world. This year’s symposium has the title “Facing Risk”. That’s something with which Nuba women are all too familiar!
Naglaa graduated last year with a BSc (Honours) from the Faculty of Rural Extension, Education and Development at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman. Her degree project was on Violence against Women. Her university fees were met by Together for Sudan thanks to the generous grant from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, who also nominated Naglaa for the St Gallen event. Many thanks to the Foundation for their interest and support.
This award to Naglaa is also a recognition of the work of Together for Sudan and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation for the education of women in Africa. Thank you to our friends at St Gallen.”