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.