Rasmyat Mohamed Said is passionate about gender equality and launched Twama; an NGO focused on empowering women and promoting education among all children in her community. She has already inspired and assisted more than 50 women and children in her community through education and soft skills programming that focuses on boosting self-esteem, confidence, and providing vocational/career guidance to marginalized groups. Rasmiyat serves as the head of human resources at Sogem, an organization in Comoros, which provides communities with access to water. She has a master’s degree in Management and Economics from Hecmma University in Madagascar, a certification in English, and is alumni of the YALI Regional Leadership Center 14th cohort in South Africa. Upon competition of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Rasmyat hopes to leverage what she has learned from other young African leaders and help build a community where boys and girls are treated equally.