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Rita Kirdahy

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Rita Kirdahy Tel #: 22610649 (home), (+965) 60058138 (mobile) E-mail: Kuwait -------------------------------------------------- CAREER OBJECTIVE Seeking a position in social and community services. WORK EXPERIENCE One on One Aide – Learning Support Center – American International School (AIS) – Cairo – Egypt, November 2003 – January 2005 - Provided academic and behavioral support for an eight year old with Asperger’s Syndrome - Implemented an academic learning plan using tokens and verbal reinforcement - Designed and implemented behavioral plan that utilizes student interest in animals - Bilingual interpreter (Arabic and English) to increase student’s understanding of communication and environment Assistant Psychologist, Continental School, Cairo - Egypt, September 2002 – October 2003 - Provided academic and behavioral support for children with special needs of different ages - Implemented academic learning plans in social skills and independent living skills for children with special needs of different ages Project Coordinator/Manager, MultiFairs Co., Cairo - Egypt, July 99 – July 2002 - Coordinated environmental planning projects with other non-governmental organizations, national and international agencies; - Organized environmental events and activities - Wrote projects and proposals according to donor's guidelines; - Responsible for bilateral and multilateral sources of funding - Marketing of exhibitions and conferences - Assisted in writing website text and editing EDUCATION Master's Degree in Psychology, the University of Phoenix online – January 2010 Social and Community Services Certificate – Capella University online – starting January 2011 Bachelor of Arts, the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, January 1999 • Major: Psychology • Minor: Sociology CAREER- RELATED EXPERIENCE - Autism Around the World - Symposium 2010 (Dubai) including a two hour workshop in ABA techniques - Certificate in the Teaching of Children with Dyslexia – Kuwait Dyslexia Association in collaboration with Direct Learning Ltd. – Kuwait – February 2006 - Distant Learning Course in Educational Psychology – BSY Group – UK ( ACTIVITIES Member (1996-1998) – Manager (1998 – 1999) - Anti-Cancer Team (ACT), American University in Cairo (AUC) - Organized on and off-campus charity parties for cancer children - Assisted in the recruitment of new members - Advertised ACT projects and achievements in several magazines - Scheduled meetings and contacted heads of projects - Followed up with deadlines of all ACT projects - Handled room reservations and administered all logistical work - Directed and Managed all ACT projects in the absence of the President Reception / Coordination Member (1997-1998), Organizing Committee, Model United Nations (MUN) & Model Arab League (MAL), American University in Cairo (AUC) - Collected offers for catering, outings, transportation and hotel accommodation of delegates - Supervised the quality of food and secured its arrival on time during the conference - Organized a one day tour of Cairo and an Egyptian Culture Night on-campus for foreign delegates - Published a tour guide of Cairo for foreign delegates - Arranged for airport pick-ups of foreign delegates - Coordinated between Organizing Committee and Secretariat - Arranged for room and equipment reservations needed for various - meetings - Designed name tags, placards and flags for delegates - Recruited and trained ushers for the conference SKILLS Language skills: fluent in written and spoken English, good in written and spoken Arabic and French Computer skills: MSWord, Excel, Internet & basic knowledge of Power Point Personality : social, flexible, cooperative and organized. PERSONAL DATA Date of Birth : June 25th, 1976 Place of Birth : Kuwait Nationality : Egyptian / Lebanese Marital Status : Married REFERENCES FURNISHED UPON REQUEST