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Blossom Hill Fellow Sara Vispi In response to COVID-19, Blossom Hill Fellow Sara Vispi has continued her vocational training school online so that refugee youth in Athens can continue to learn. In addition, she has now repurposed her center to make critically needed face masks with the help of volunteers for distribution to hospitals, detention […]

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In Kabul, Afghanistan, Blossom Hill Fellows Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad have moved their Entrepreneurship, Leadership and English Language instruction out of the classroom setting in response to COVID-19. Most students come from one of the most marginalized and impoverished areas of the city and do not have computers, smartphones, or internet services. While this […]

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The graduates of Blossom Hill Fellows Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad’s Leadership Program are excelling! Alumni, Mursal, Nargis, Zainab and Lima who applied to American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in August 2019 were accepted with a full scholarship for five years. “DREAM is the core component of success, and with Blossom […]

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Right now, two groups of talented youth in Yemen and Turkey are working their way through Blossom Hill Fellows Alexandra Clare and Marcello Bonato’s web development boot camps in hope of building a new future for themselves in the digital economy as developers, entrepreneurs or tech leaders in their communities. In order to prepare them […]

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As children are gearing up for a new school year around the world, in conflict-affected places like Kabul, Afghanistan, Blossom Hill Fellows’ Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad’s vocational training school just held their graduation ceremony. The spate of recent bombings in Kabul delayed the graduation, which was held on August 26 for their students who […]

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Meet Sara Vispi. When Sara witnessed the “migrant crisis” in Europe and the brunt of its impact in Greece, she left her native Luxembourg and moved to Athens. The collapse of the financial institutions in 2009 left Greece with extreme economic and social challenges including a high level of unemployment. This creates considerable obstacles for […]

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Blossom Hill Fellow Ahmad Wali Rostami and his team recently won a $5,000 Prize at the Afghan Shark Tank 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul organized a series of workshops on “U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Entrepreneurship” in which more than 100 Afghan alumni participated and pitched their business ideas to embassy officials and investors. Workshop […]

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Students participating in Blossom Hill Fellows Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad’s Entrepreneurship training program in Kabul recently presented at the annual conference of the South Asian Economics Students’ Meet in Sri Lanka. The conference’s goal is charting economic integration and regional cooperation in South Asia and gathering young economists to exchange ideas relating to the […]

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Blossom Hill Fellows Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad took their students on a recent field trip to the American University of Afghanistan. The main objective of the trip was to expose students to the high quality academic environment at one of the prestigious universities in the country, as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities […]

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