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  • November 18, 2022

    RHU alumnus startup connects the world through storytelling

    The RHU Design Society in the College of Arts and Sciences hosted RHU alumnus (class 2017 – BS computer science) Ahmad Ghizzawi on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the MEA Conference Hall for a lecture about his startup Storyvoice mobile application.

     

     

    Ahmad discussed his 3-year journey that led to the success of his mobile application Storyvoice. He delved into the UX/UI of the application and managed to answer all the students’ inquiries regarding the design style, funding methods, donations, and the future of Storyvoice.

     

     

     

    Ahmad first created Storyvoice to help refugees in Lebanon learn English by listening to stories using the application. The use of the application expanded to become a target for children from different schools around the world.

     

     

     

    “Storyvoice was initially created with grant funding from the MIT Media lab and began as a live storytelling show for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Today, our weekly live read-aloud shows have welcomed over 100,000 classrooms and families across 35 countries.”

     

     

     

    Ahmad’s experience gave RHU students a ray of light and encouraged them to use their creativity to impact society.