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Lama Younis
  • Industry:

    Culture and society

  • Company:

    Hissah Enrichment Centre

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  • Country:

    UAE (Saudi Arabia)

Lama Younis

“You were born unique and you should continue your life journey being unique.” Lama Younis is without a doubt unique. The Saudi national is a forensic psychologist, criminologist, and founder of Hissah Enrichment Centre. As a Saudi woman, it was not easy for Younis to acquire the three titles, which is why she is also an advocate for personal and social improvement and hopes to push women in the GCC to “follow what they really want to be”.

Her enrichment centre, named after her mother and launched in 2013, focuses on the prevention of child abuse and the empowerment of its victims in the region. It also works to enrich interpersonal skills, develop personal empowerment, and improve social relationships on personal and professional levels for adults, youth and children.

Younis completed her counselling psychology studies at Effat University in Saudi Arabia in 2005. She then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University in London, after which she finished her PhD in Childhood Studies in the UK.