Basel Al Madhoun

Short Biography

Basel is a young entrepreneur from Gaza, he is a senior business student in the university of Alazhar. He recently got recognized as a top 10 youth peacemakers in the world by Peace news, in addition of being awarded by the department of states about his passionate work in Debates in Gaza. Debate has been his passion ever since he got back from an exchange student year in the states. He believes that debate can help combine research, critical thinking skills and ultimate joy of competition in one form. In addition of co-founding a debate club, he has helped organizing first Ted event in Gaza, under the name of TedxShujaiya. He has participated as an organizer which held the roles of MC, Coach Speaker and Social Media coordinator. Mr. Basel Recently became a Global Village Alumni, after completing a summer internship in Lehigh University under the torturing of Business and Industry experts.

He is currently running the first funded English Debate program in Gaza under the name of “DDD” meaning Debate, Dialogue & Discussion, where he is hoping to empower and build the culture of Debate in Palestine. Mr. Basel enjoys working in groups and meeting new people, he believes networking and connecting different nations is an ultimate knowledge and joy. He is looking forward to prove himself as an entrepreneur and work in core business related marketing issues.

How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?

Basically, youths can be motivated through non-formal learning, extending opportunities for youth and empowering them to become leaders in their society. I believe those main three points would help youth strongly in developing their communities and help overcome challenges they may face. I personally live in a third-world country where huge eagerness for greatness, more empowerment and more building is found. I’m also a debate coach, which presents a huge part of my personality and way of dealing/interacting with different issues. I believe debate is a huge helping tool in empowering interpersonal skills, public speaking, research methodologies, and most importantly, critical thinking. I also worked with couple startups in Palestine in both outreaching and marketing, which is another tool to help and empower youth to build their own future.