Habiba Abdalmagid

  • Email: habibanachatfathy@gmail.com
  • Sex: Female
  • Birthday: 12/20/2002
  • City of Residence: Cairo/ Egypt
  • City of Origin: Cairo/ Egypt
  • Expertise Areas: Education, Climate & Environment, Youth Participation & Leadership, Peace and Justice, Culture exchange and diversity
  • Write a quote which you believe in.
    ”I am reborn in every moment, so who knows what I will become.”

  • A brief bio:
    Habiba Abdalmagid is a young activist from Cairo. She is majoring in languages and culture. She has been interested in learning about cultures and different beliefs, which is why she chose that major. Furthermore, She has always been passionate about empowering youth as she believes that they are the key to changing the world. She has participated in various youth work like volunteering, youth projects, and activities. She has volunteered for “Sonbola” orphanage for more than 6 years. She also was an English committee head at femto science student activity. Additionally, she has been part of different choirs as she can sing in different languages. She has been selected as a short-listed candidate for SUSI scholarship. Habiba participated in Impulse Boost Camp (IBC) program in Germany. This experience made her aware of how close we all to each other, even if we do not have the same religion or background. Additionally, this opportunity gave her a huge boost to be part of changing and solving the complex challenges of her continent and developing her skills. Habiba’s long-term goal is to pursue a project for spreading awareness among marginalized people and children in schools about Environmental issues and Youth. She is seeking to further her experience and her skills to achieve this goal. She is currently a Junior mentor in a huge entity, which is Scholarships Academy of Empower Hub. Being a mentor is a huge responsibility that she should plan, guide, and help the students daily. She has learned so many things from each experience she went through and still continues to learn and evolve.

  • What ignited your pursuit for SDGs especially the goals you believe in?
    Habiba’s commitment to empowering youth as the key to changing the world is a driving force behind her pursuit of the SDGs. She recognizes that young people have the potential to make a significant impact on global challenges, including those addressed by the SDGs. Her extensive volunteering experience, particularly at the “Sonbola” orphanage, has exposed her to the challenges faced by marginalized communities. This firsthand experience may have ignited her passion for certain SDGs, such as those related to quality education, and zero hunger. Her long-term goal of spreading awareness about environmental issues and youth among marginalized communities and schools aligns with several SDGs, including environmental sustainability (Goal 13) and quality education (Goal 4). Her commitment to these goals is evident in her efforts to develop the necessary skills and experiences to bring about positive change. In summary, Habiba’s pursuit of the SDGs is motivated by her passion for empowering youth, her exposure to diverse cultures, her extensive volunteering experiences, and her long-term goals. These factors have shaped her commitment to certain SDGs and continue to drive her toward making a positive impact on the world.
  • Please share your biggest wins as an SDGs advocate
    One of my biggest wins was when I was chosen to participate in IBC program in Germany. This achievement is a life-changing one. I have learned so many things about SDGs and climate change. Importantly, I learned how to count on myself and be responsible. Especially after the scholarship I traveled to Europe alone, and that gave me a huge sense of accountability. I stayed in hostels with people from diverse countries, backgrounds, and beliefs. This has helped me foster open-mindedness and resilience within me.

  • Outside of your SDGs advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
    One of the most enriching aspects of my life has been the opportunity to network with people from various backgrounds and cultures. Every interaction with someone from a different cultural milieu opens a window to a new world, filled with unique traditions, beliefs, and perspectives. This diversity is a wellspring of knowledge and growth. Additionally, learning new languages has been another incredible source of joy in my life. Languages are the keys to unlocking new cultures and the gateways to building connections with people from around the globe. Each language I learn offers a unique perspective and worldview, providing an insight into the history and identity of the speakers. Moreover, teaching and raising awareness about crucial topics is a fundamental aspect of my commitment to making a positive impact on the world. I find immense satisfaction in sharing knowledge and encouraging others to become active agents of change. My passion for teaching extends beyond the classroom, encompassing a wide range of topics, from environmental issues to social justice and beyond. I also enjoy singing in different languages and that is one of the main things that fill me with energy and joy.

  • Languages Spoken with your level (beginner, intermediate, advanced Native or advanced fluent)
     Arabic: Native, English: Advanced fluent, Italian: Beginner.

  • Put the most 3 important publications about your work title with their links
    Participating in Impulse Boost Camp in Germany: Clicj Here
    Participating in Empower Leaders: Click Here
    Being first on my class for the last year in high school: Clicl Here

  • What are the 3 goals of the SDGs goal that you are advocating for the most?
    Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions.