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From MEPI to Global Mentor: How Wasim Abu Salem's Vision for 'Loop' is Empowering Youth

Wasim Abu Salem | Founder of Loop & Co-Founder of Altooro

Wasim Abu Salem's journey to success began with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program at Montana State University. Passionate about coding since he was 13, Wasim founded Loop, an institution designed to introduce school kids to coding and high-tech opportunities; and engage computer science students as their mentors.

After a series of milestones, including being invited to the White House's Global Entrepreneurship Summit and co-founding an AI-based company called Altooro, Wasim found himself in a meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken as one of five young Israeli civil society leaders.

From seeking mentorship through MEPI to becoming a mentor himself, Wasim's impact is evident in the achievements of his mentees. Two of them have now followed in his footsteps, joining the MEPI Student Leaders Program. Wasim's inspiring journey demonstrates how a single idea can transform lives and make a difference in the world.

For the full article, written by Janelle Rasmussen of Montana State University, visit this link.

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