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Self Abou Zald is a young entrepreneur, learning facilitator, and speaker. With years of experience in learning & development, Abou Zaid is a specialized experiential learning facilitator and curriculum developer; having founded ADAA for youth and professional development in 2007, he pioneered the concept of using experiential learning as a vehicle for developing youth and inducing change on the social and economic levels in Egypt and the region. He has facilitated learning experiences for youth from Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey, US, and Canada. Abou Zaid has a BA of Political Science from the American University in Cairo with a concentration in Political Economy and a Minor in History. He is passionate about politics, reading, and adventure based learning.