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Learn To Love & Overcome Your Obstacles

Dr Sarifa Alonto-Younes is a serial entrepreneur, Best-Selling author and an international speaker with a deeply rooted passion for the empowerment of women and the younger generation through education as a pathway to creating ‘future with choices’.

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Dr. Sarifa Alonto-Younes, through her powerful keynotes, will show you how to accept your obstacles, will empower you to make quality decisions to move forward and change your vision for the future.

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Meet Dr. Sarifa Alonto-Younes

Dr. Sarifa Alonto-Younes is a multiple award winning International Speaker,  Serial Edupreneur, #1 Best-Selling Author, a Philanthropist and a mother of four children.

Sarifa is the CEO, President and Founder of the International Academy of Marawi (I AM), Philippines;  CEO and Founder of Arndell Park Early Childhood Learning Centre; Global Director of Speakers Tribe Women, Australia and Australia Country Chair on Business Networking under the auspices of ALL Ladies League.

Dr Sarifa Alonto Younes holds Phd in Education, Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology,  Master’s Degree in Education & Training and  a Bachelor of Science in Psychology,

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Young girl, Sarifa Alonto-Younes grew up with a family she loved, in a country she loved, doing what she loved - playing games with her friends under the warm shelter  of her family home in her hometown of Marawi City in the Philippines. 

At age ten, her innocent world was ripped apart forever when tragedy struck and Sarifa's fate was sealed. She was an orphan, alone in the world armed with nothing but a dream. A dream to end her misery and get an education. 

Teaching herself to read and write from her brother's schoolbooks was the first step, ploughing through a series of obstacles, prejudices and gender inequalities was the next. Purpose-driven and intent on making something of her life, Sarifa found a secret formula that helped end her suffering and transform her thinking and her life forever. 


Sarifa's inspiring story of struggle and triumph will help anyone face and overcome their obstacles in life with a new sense of passion, purpose and grace. Never has there been a better time to learn how to Love Your Obstacles.

Sarifa is a fantastic speaker and advocate for loving your obstacles. She changes your perspective on life’s hardship and shows you how to overcome them in a positive way. Listening to her speak on stage there is rarely a dry eye in the room. Her story comes from the heart. I would recommend having Sarifa speak on your stage or to work with such an resilient human being

Susan Dean

Life coach, Business coach, speaker and Trainer

CEO and Founder of Dean Publishing


I first met Sarifa in 2018 when she was a finalist for the AusMumpreneur Awards, I remember seeing this quiet and unassuming lady sitting in a room packed full of women and thinking to myself I hope she's enjoying this event and not feeling overwhelmed by so many people. I had no idea what a powerhouse this woman was and how wrong I was to think she had ever been quiet or unassuming! ....

Peace Mitchell 

Women will change the world

Cofounder of Women’s Business school

A true woman of substance! Education is the way. I love what Sarifa what Sarifa stands for and how she believes in education and not being a victim. I am so inspired by her simple yet powerful message. Written with such love in here heart.


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