“I entered the Gabr Fellowship with the assumption that Egypt and America were both struggling with very different challenges. In the last four days, however, I've come to realize that the origin of our challenges is actually rooted in similar problems - disparity of income, gender and racial inequality, religion invading the political structure and a hugely disappointed and economically limited millennial class. What comes next, I'm not sure. But one certainty I do have is that the group of Fellows I'm with is not satisfied with the status of either nation, and is bound to use this experience to develop forward-thinking solutions for the long term.”
Verdana Partalo, Gabr Fellow. June 6th 2013

4th February 2016