I’ve always been passionate about what I wanted to do – Yasmine El Baggari, Founder of Voyaj

Across the African continent, we celebrate women who consistently make us proud and Yasmine El Baggari from Morocco is no exception. This 25 year old is the Founder Of Voyaj; an online platform that connects people around the globe for one-on-one meaningful exchanges to foster global understanding.

Similar to Airbnb, with Vojaj, you can travel as a guest and welcome others as a host. She received the Royal Air Maroc Award from the African Studies Association, Hampshire College’s $60,000 Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and two Ingenuity Awards.

My story is of a young girl who wanted to travel to and study in the U.S., who was inspired by many warm and welcoming U.S. hosts, and whose dream grew into to a dedication to unite people from around the world. From the day I arrived on the campus of Hampshire College, I’ve been passionate about what I wanted to do. Hampshire College let me design my own major, and supported me to take some time off to start Voyaj. Now I am back at school to develop all of my passions further‘, Yasmine El Baggari shares with Huffington post.

Culled from Forbes Woman


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