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A life well lived, a life worth living.........

A biography of the life of Nimo Dualeh.

She entered the room, a sun kissed African woman, draped in flowing Islamic garments, poise with a knowing smile. She entered this room filled with an array of beautiful exotic women of countries far and wide. She entered a room full of hope and anticipation of what was to come, what was to be learned and of the woman she was to become. The Young Women’s leadership Program 2012 had filled her with the promise of new friendships and new skills but what could she bring to the table, she thought? What could she contribute to this stunning group of young women?

Nimo was born in a city called Hargeisa which is the capital city of Somaliland on 28th December. One could never predict the wealth of travel and experience yet to be bestowed upon this new born girl. She lived in her birth town for six years and then moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where she grew up. After High School, she studied Civil Aviation and in 1998, Nimo returned to Hargeisa. In 1999 she trained and began working for the United Nations – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). This later led to further training in Nairobi (Kenya), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Lusaka (Zambia). In 2002, she returned to Hargeisa and worked as the ICAO Officer in Charge. In later years, she continued to travel and work across East and Southern Africa until July 2003 when she moved to Perth Australia to join her husband.

Nimo is now working from home as an interpreter, whilst doing her most important job of being a mother of three beautiful girls. But a woman like Nimo is always striving for excellence in her life and she has now decided to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Human Resource Management at University of Western Australia.

Nimo continues to have a passion for her home country Somaliland and believes that with world recognition of Somaliland as a government and for it to be included in the United Nations would be a great stepping stone in the development and success of her country.

In a recent online self assessment exercise, Nimo’s Top Character strengths were revealed to be Industry, Diligence and Perseverance. Indeed, with a life well lived such as this, that is only a taste of what Nimo has to bring to the table.

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Comment by Abdiaziz A. Ali on June 7, 2012 at 3:43pm

I truly enjoyed reading this article, being concerned in developing young women's headship skills I can really appreciate. But I am glad you have discovered and experienced so many places where different culture can be seen. Am happy we have such young professional Nimo where she has all kinds of cultures. What kind of an experience you have, so many young women don't hunt such experience as a skill. Keep it up…..and Thanks

Comment by Kanyanta Chipanta on April 9, 2012 at 5:04pm

Thanks Ellen, YWLP has made me try something new!!

Comment by Ellen Kimball on April 4, 2012 at 1:46pm

Wow, Kay! You've got a real talent for writing...

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