Mohamed El Mokadem
Pragmatic perfectionist. Inefficiency bores me, perhaps that is why I am so obsessed with social innovation. I am almost as passionate about leading and managing non-profit organisations as I am about communication. I like to listen, and there is often more to learn from people who have not had it easy.
I studied the great unknown of the sciences: chemistry. But as it turned out, I was more interested in understanding and explaining the world through people. After putting down the test tubes, what I like most is to see the social impact of an action, and how it is possible to contribute to real social justice that is not simply a utopia. I work in the Third Sector, but I reject the labels that go along with that. I like strategic planning, and I feel comfortable looking for different ways of doing things in a sector that still has a long way to go. I enjoy being a bridge between Arab and Hispanic culture. I am always delving into social media. As they say, practice makes perfect... so I am always singing to help me relax.
Communicator by profession, and committed to social causes by calling. I have transitioned away from the media to be a part of the social sector that has always fascinated me. I enjoy what I do, but above all, I am grateful that my efforts benefit people. I hate injustice and ill temper. And I love nature, family (in a broader sense), and writing. Why is there a pen in my photo? It evokes the part of my nature that I like so much and the idea of writing as a form of expression!
In Jovesolides, quitting learning is never an option. I ended up here after some self-reflection, and I’m glad I did. I love my work. Restless sociologist, you cannot imagine my reality. From Toledo, brief and concise. Continuously stimulating creativity. The best books I have read spoke about magic, and I have learned that the greatest mystery is in our brain.
I am a teaching artist and constant dreamer, and I’m crazy about positive communication. I am moved by small gestures that turn into big ideas. If I could choose a super power, I would double the length of days in order to be able to enjoy them twice. Education without a creative atmosphere? I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine that.
I’m a journalist, and I don’t remember ever wanting to be anything else. I am clear about the important things, but often unsure about trivial matters. I am a word-enthusiast and I continually take leaps of faith. I believe that people move the world, and that journalism is inseparable from its social function as "the silence of the word", both here and in Kuala Lumpur. Jovesolides adds chaos, creativity, and passion to my life. Commitment - yes please!
Administrator by profession, organiser by vocation, and one of those people who always listens until the end. I am also someone who thinks it is vital to routinely help those around me. I hate constructive criticism, because I think attitude is the mind’s paintbrush - it can colour any situation.
Mohamed El Mokadem
Anna Laura Lovaglio
María Rosa Meirás
Ana María Navarro
The Jovesolides Network is a solidarity and participatory movement focused on youth. It is made up of local associations with common objectives and operates as an ‘association of associations’ from various countries in Latin America, Spain and Morocco. Its main purpose is to promote leadership of young people in development in communities from which people traditionally migrate, by generating opportunities in those communities to engage youth locally.
The Network aims to consolidate an international movement of young people working on a level playing field. Its purpose is to change the nature of North-South relations, especially considering the presence of the South in the North because of migration and co-development.
The Network presently includes: Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Morocco, and Spain.
Jovesolides has a large number of partners that are spread throughout the world, mostly in Latin America and Europe. This partnership model makes it possible to carry out our projects: cooperation, development education, innovation and social entrepreneurship. Additionally, it allows for synergy between all of the entities and organisations; provides an enriching exchange of best practices; and, facilitates continuous and constant learning.
Jovesolides’ current partner countries are: Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Morocco, Sweden, Lebanon, Poland, and Bulgaria.