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Telephone number: +1-202-748-3694                                     Mary Apollo


Summary of Qualifications

As an Atlas Corps fellow at RESULTS in Washington, DC, Mary worked with the development and Microfinance teams, mobilized funds for projects, and finalized reports for women’s Microfinance projects in India and Bangladesh. She also wrote blogs on different events she attended including RESULTS conferences and meetings. Before coming to RESULTS, Mary worked for 6 years in Sudan and South Sudan as a journalist and women’s rights advocate.





2010  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Mass Communication

Faculty of Arts - University of Khartoum, Sudan.



Certificates and Workshops:


-Tell Your Story True: Memoir Writing Workshop with Marita Golden in Washington, DC from April 19- May 18 2016.   

  • Disaster donation training and qualifying as a United State Agency for international Development CIDI donations hotline volunteer Washington, DC- May 25, 2016.USAID
  • from the American people.

- Certificate of completion “Grammar for professionals” from graduate school USA, Washington, DC- July 19- 21 2016.


Country  Experience


Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and USA.



English (Fluent), Arabic (Native), French (Basic knowledge), Juba Arabic (Native), and Chinese (Intermediate).   

- Good report- Writing and translation skills from English to Arabic and vice versa.

Professional Experience



-Trained young people on conflict resolution and community dialogue techniques.
- Compiled project report.





September 2018 - Present                                                            Assistant project coordinator

Youth for Human rights


  • - Compiled projects and reports.
  • - Writing reports for YHR different events.
  • - connect youth for human rights Washington DC and the diaspora
  • - Interviewed the director of Youth For Human rights Erica Rodgers.
  • - Cover the youth for human right tea party in Washington DC. I interview the youth who will be representing as youth delegate at the 15 Annual international human rights summit.

- Working in the start a chapter of youth for human rights in South Sudan.



June 2018 - present

Afrique today media                                                                             Washington, DC

                                                                                                           June 2, 2018 - currently



Is a visual media which cover African news in Washington, DC

  • cover news, do interview of African diaspora in Washington, DC
  • Interview African officials and people in Washington, DC.
  • Cover the youth for human right tea party in Washington DC. I interview the youth who will be representing as youth delegate at the 15 Annual international human rights summit.
  • Conduct research in different African countries.
  • _ interview youth for human rights national director in Washington DC Erica Rodgers.




January 2013 -present                                                       News Correspondent /Translator

-An Arabic language news publication with “the Niles” a project by Media in cooperation - funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
- Write news, do interviews and translates in South Sudan.

-Interview South Sudanese government officials in Washington, DC, including the ambassador and deputy ambassador and cover South Sudanese cultural events
-Conduct research on Sudan and South Sudan various issues.


April 2016 - October 2016                                     Atlas Corps fellow

RESULTS Educational Fund, Washington, DC



-Wrote interview reports on health, education, and Microfinance projects
-Worked on Micro-finance projects and prenatal health programs for pregnant women in India and Bangladesh.
-Attended events and wrote blog posts on health, education, and Microfinance events
-Assisted in event preparation through the creation of workshop and conference materials
-Researched grant opportunities and wrote grant applications





Aug 2015 - January 2016                     Translator/Financial Administrative Assistant
China Petroleum Technology and Development Corp., Juba, South Sudan


-Translated human resource documents from Chinese to Arabic and Arabic to English.

-Managed travel logistics and issued identification cards for team members.

-Fellow up with finance invoices with projects contractors and the Ministry of Petroleum. 

-Maintained financial records using Excel.

-Conducted new employee interviews and trained interns.

-Assisted the HR manager with maintaining human resources files.


May 2015- December 15                                            English Interpreter/Media Consultant
Radio Show for Internews, Juba, and South Sudan

-Wrote political and cultural content for a morning radio call-in show called “The DOWN’’

-Assisted guest interviews in the studio

-Interpreted phone interviews from Arabic to English for program staff

-Listened to show programming and conducted content evaluations on technical areas and radio presenter performance. 


2014 to present                                                                        Member/Action Volunteer
South Sudanese Women Empowerment for Peace NGO, Juba, South Sudan

-Engaged with women activists by offering civics trainings in the community.

-Encouraged women to participate in public life and advocated for women’s rights.

- Several workshops for women in Juba City to teach them about the constitution -Trained women on how to be involved in women’s rights reporting

- Reports for different NGO projects related to gender-based Violence (GBV), agriculture, child education, and small businesses. 


July 2010 - June 2011                                                                             Reporter
Ajras AL- Hurria daily newspaper, Khartoum, Sudan


-Interviewed news sources and wrote articles for publication.

-Translated newspaper content from Arabic to English and versa.

-Provided daily coverage and follow up on the South Sudanese referendum in 2011.


September 2011- November 2011                                                  Research Assistant
Khartoum of University Khartoum, Sudan


- Collected data for a New York University collaborative research project entitled “Identity and Citizenship in Sudan”.

-Performed data analysis, and proof reading

-Researched and comparatively analysed South Sudan before and after independence

-Worked with a research team to go into field to gather primary data through subject interviews


July 2010 - June 2011                                                             Assistant Project Coordinator
Justice Africa, Khartoum, Sudan


-Provided interpreting and translation services from Arabic to English.

-Booked travel tickets and organized weekly meetings with partners.

-Supervise interns and volunteers.

-Implemented peace-building projects for communities with ethnic and tribal tensions.

-Trained young people on conflict resolution and community dialogue techniques.
- Compiled project report.