Ameer was born in Baghdad in 1994 from a Kurdish family and later moved to Erbil, which is the capital city of Kurdistan region of Iraq, in 2004. He graduated from an English-teaching based high school in 2012 and currently is a senior college student studying Petroleum Engineering at University of Kurdistan-Hewler. It was during his first year at university where he started to be engaged in civic activities and help the community. Mr. Ameer’s first project was with a number of professional teachers where they focused on teaching high school students how to overcome the difficulties of life. This was followed by a number of other activities. In 2014 he started volunteering to help the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPS), which happened after ISIS took over huge areas of Iraq and Syria. At the end of 2014 they did a huge fund raising campaign to collect money and good for the refugees. In 2015, he was elected by the students at university as a Student union council member as a social affairs officer where Mr. Ameer was responsible in executing social activities and events and try to involve the students more in these activities. Mr. Ameer is currently a volunteer working for Erbil international marathon NGO as a certified mentor. In addition to these activities he has also worked in other organization i.e.; he is a certified TEDx Volunteer.
How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?
Young people are the back bone of any country that holds the society. Each country’s future depends on the role of its young people and how much they are effectively engaged. Young people have the potential to prove themselves in this world as this world is full of opportunities. Inside young people young ideas are found which are deep inside and need to grow. When each one is implemented a new idea is generated and turned it into a successful project, image where would the community go and what bright future will wait for him. Even when there is not much opportunity, when a person starts an Idea which could be a business idea that could lead to a start-up company and eventually a big company depending on how much you work on that dream, in this case that person is creating his own opportunity. Those successful people will eventually become leaders of their countries and can shape the future of their countries to better.