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Shapol Majid

2024 Fellow

Founder and CEO, Mamosa


Shapol Majid is the visionary Founder/ CEO of Mamosa, a social enterprise dedicated to empowering individuals through education and community support. Mamosa’s mission is to provide accessible technical and vocational education, fostering self-reliance and economic independence, particularly in the MENA.

Shapol’s journey began in 1996 when she and her father arrived in the Netherlands as refugees. At 16, she faced the daunting challenge of building a new life in a foreign country. Despite these hurdles, Shapol embraced the opportunities provided by the Dutch social safety net, pursued her education, and developed valuable professional skills. This transformative experience ignited her passion for helping others overcome similar challenges.

Mamosa addresses several UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Quality Education (Goal 4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8), and Reduced Inequalities (Goal 10). The organization is committed to making information and skills accessible to all, fostering inclusivity, and empowering individuals to become catalysts for positive change in their communities. Among Shapol’s notable achievements is the creation of a platform that delivers unique, high-quality educational content in a user-friendly format. Mamosa’s innovative approach includes accessible payment options and a dedicated Bazaar to facilitate entrepreneurial ventures.

Driven by a profound belief in the transformative power of education and community, Shapol is dedicated to building a fairer and more prosperous society. She holds a degree in Business Administration, further underpinning her expertise and commitment to Mamosa’s mission. Shapol Majid leverages her experiences to empower others, providing tools and opportunities for thriving and meaningful societal contributions.