Young Palestinian inventor Amani Mustafa Abu Tair never wanted to play with a Barbie. Instead, she says: "I wanted to open the radio. I wanted to open the TV." Today the 25-year-old prodigy has invented a device that helps blind children in her community learn to read braille. But she's not going to stop there. USAID gave Amani a scholarship and has long supported her quest to transform lives with her ideas. What's more, this June the U.S. Government will send Amani and around 700 fellow global entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to seek support for their ventures at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Last updated: June 22, 2016