This is the story of Hassan Hassan, a daring man who wants to better his community. Born in Aleppo, he was forced to flee Syria in 2015, leaving his family and education behind in search of safety.
Hassan, who now studies Accounting with a scholarship from SPARK and Al Fakhoora, describes education as “a launch pad” for his career. However, he always felt that he wanted to give back to the community around him too, his host community in Lebanon. Alongside his studies, Hassan enrolled in the
In recent months, AUSL has expanded and now give regular seminars to other students. They are also becoming active in communities – making repairs to an orphanage, campaigning against violence towards women and most recently, a beach clean-up and/ turtle conservation awareness campaign.
Hassan and his team
Through the workshops attended at SPARK, he knew exactly how to engage people. Brochures were handed out, a booth was set up, a music stand attracted passers-by and the team even coordinated a meeting between official government representatives from the area.
The future looks bright for Hassan: “My opportunity came when I got introduced to