Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula: Seeking Professional Empowerment

September 3, 2009

Halimatou describes how she feels empowered from her Development Project Management Institute experience.

Currently at Wellesley College, Halimatou is majoring in Internaional relations, with a focus on Economics, and African Studies. In the Fall of 2008, she studied abroad at the School of Oriental African Studies in London, England.

Halimatou’s interest in development began at a very early age. Since 2004, when she left home to attend the Armand Hammer United World College, she has sought out a variety of opportunities in the field to bolster her knowledge. She is the founding member of Harambe Endeavor, an alliance of African students seeking to capture, inform and engage the next generation of African professionals in the Development of Africa. In addition to her native language, Haisa, Halimatou also speaks French, Djerma, Engish, and is learning Arabic.

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