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Shadia Abdullah

Shadia Abdullah

Founder and Director at Rawafed Development & Learning Centre

Shadia spent her yesteryears between 2007 and 2018 as a Journalist for ArabNews and a Correspondent for the Saudi Gazette.  She was a Contributor for the esteemed Time Magazine, prior to which she spent less than a year Producing Interviews for CNBC Arabia.


Shadia graduated from Ajman University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English Language and Translation.


After an impressive streak in Journalism and being a correspondent, Shadia founded the Rawafed Centre, an educational organization with an objective to address problems circling education and empowerment. She believes in a holistic approach encompassing Education, creativity, the physical aspect and the psychological needs of the youth through family and community based programs. Rawafed Centre is licensed and recognized by the KHDA, Dubai.