The Philia Project is proud to announce the accomplishment of the first step taken towards the establishment of the Philia Association, a non-profit entity initiated by seven founding members from four different continents working towards gender equality and offering necessary support for socially and economically deprived communities all over the world.
With many uncertainties we face in today’s world, with racism and inequality on the rise, the world needs practical and pragmatic solutions to overcome these challenges now more than ever. Philia’s goal is to make a difference in society and we are excited to announce that The Philia Project has taken its first step in establishing the Philia Association, a non-profit entity with the purpose of advocating equal rights for women, building international development cooperation, and promoting youth and elderly care.
The Philia Association is formed by seven ambitious women from four different continents, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. With their different sets of skills and backgrounds, they will lead and support each other through Philia’s programs and will take initiatives to benefit the socially and economically deprived communities all over the world. We want you to meet the women, who managed to e-meet between five different time zones to mark this new beginning.
Nicole Bogott is a published author and CEO of Philia. She is German and currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey. Her experience in power dynamics and equality will help the association to plan and execute projects that are essential in aiding struggling communities to progress.
Kateryna Omeltschenko is a Philia Ambassador and lives in Hamburg, Germany. Her expertise includes data protection, social entrepreneurship, laws and regulations. Since the association is established in Germany, she will be responsible to assure the association abides by not only German but also international laws and regulations.
Saman Noor is the Finance & Grants Manager for Philia and brings her accounting and finance expertise to the association. She will be responsible for budgeting, reporting and international taxation. She is from the United States and currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.
Laetitia Veriter is a Workshop Facilitator for Philia and is from Paris, France. She has extensive experience working with European organizations in the development sector and her involvement in the association will be in research and execution of Philia’s initiatives.
Mariam Albaf is from Australia and her background in Education will benefit our initiatives for youth. She currently works as a school teacher and as a Philia Ambassador, she organizes Meetups in Sydney, Australia.
Nargis Ehsan is from Kabul, Afghanistan and a Workshop Coordinator for Philia. In the past, she has worked for the betterment of the Afghan community. The Philia association will begin new developmental initiatives in Asia with the help of her experience in journalism and research.
Rachel Morrissey is from the United States and works as an assistant to the executive of Philia. She will provide guidance and support to the association from her previous experiences.
As we tread along this new path, we will strive to create strong communities that empower women, give hope to the destitute, and bring equality and justice to the deprived. The Philia association will make sure not to lose any opportunity to work on promoting democratic values and advocating social justice for the underserved.
Written by Saman Noor
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