Haoua Sawadogo

2016 Fellow from Burkina Faso

Haoua Sawadogo has over four years' experience in business and entrepreneurship, and more than eight years' in translation and interpretation. She is the manager of WIZ Translation-Interpretation Services, a company she started in 2013 with two friends. She also teaches English and French, and is a learning coach for students with special needs. In her company, Haoua has mentored six people, mostly girls. In her community, Haoua is the founding member of ADEJ, a nonprofit organization aimed at assisting children and youth, and promoting gender equality, environmental education, youth reproductive health, and schooling. She has completed the general classwork for a master's degree in Translation-Interpretation, and she also holds a bachelor's degree in English Studies and a certificate for an entrepreneurship program at the University of Ouagadougou. Upon her return, Haoua wants to strengthen and extend her business to better serve her community by providing job opportunities to the youth.

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