This interview discusses Dorsaf Kouki’s early educational background, her teachers training in Paris and her desire to return to Tunisia upon completion of her degree. The discussion continues to discuss the changes in education between the establishment of Tunisian independence under Habib Bourgiba to reforms under Ben Ali and how the Arab Spring movement of 2011 has further contributed to educational reform. The interview also discusses the differences between rural and urban Tunisian education and the significance of the American Cooperative School of Tunis’s efforts to involve itself in local community action. Discussion of the education ministry and its efforts to address shortcomings in the school system is included as well as Mrs. Kouki’s efforts in the Lion’s and Rotary Clubs to impact the community.
- Interview with Dorsaf Kouki