As a Leadership Development Associate for Teach For Ghana, Nour supports Fellows as they transition into Alumni, providing tools and resources to explore their long and short term-interests, their journeys into Alumnihood, and the pathways they can take to achieve Teach For Ghana’s “One Day” vision. Nour studied International Relations and minored in Modern Languages and Arab studies at the University of Miami, where she focused on youth empowerment through voter rights initiatives, community engagement and local fundraising. While at Miami, Nour began research into the various factors hindering local Haitian youth in inner cities from attending college, finding similarities between these communities and the ones she was raised in: the access to education for women and girls directly impacts that of their families.
Having grown up in between Ghana, the U.S. and Lebanon, seemingly worlds apart, she began to recognise and research into what these very different communities had in common: when women and girls are healthy and educated, their families prosper and are more likely to send their children to schools. Nour is interested in the intersectionality of health and education, having worked with the Clinton Foundation on increasing women and girls’ full potential and with UNFPA on maternal and adolescent reproductive health, before joining Teach For Ghana.