Yasmin Helal (Founder & executive director)
They say that the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. And this is a glimpse of the life of one of those crazy ones. Yasmin Helal, an accomplished Biomedical Engineer who graduated in 2007 with high honors, then later joined the telecommunications giant AlcatelLucent where she worked as a Network Design Engineer for the MENA region. She was also a professional basketball player at Gezira club and the Egyptian National team, where her journey included more than 38 medals. In spite of leading an outstanding career, Yasmin, realizing that the world is in parole, took up this huge challenge of pushing against a mountain of ignorance that had been blocking the sun of enlightenment, leaving her career behind with no clue if this mountain will ever move. World-changers started lining up, giving her a helping hand, and this is when Educate Me was born. Yasmin is leading world-changers to bring out the light of knowledge to shine onto the world. Her drive and passion for change led her to pursue a Masters degree in International Education Management at the University of Education in PHLudwigsburg, Germany, to support her work.
Ghandi once said that “My life is my message”, and Yasmin’s life is sending a very powerful message to the world: the future is ours to write and the power of belief can move mountains.