My name is Dana Hawary, I’m 22 years old. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Some of my interests are reading, traveling and music.
I graduated from the Marketing program at George Brown College and I’m planning to continue my studies at Ryerson University.
I am really looking forward to volunteering and becoming an active member in the SCHF to help people in need. I am also sure that volunteering will be a great opportunity to expand my skills and work with new people.
My name is Sara Hawary, I am 20 years old and I’m majoring in Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University in 3rd year and going towards a minor in News Studies. I’ve lived in Toronto for 5 years going onto the 6th now, and I grew up in Saudi Arabia. My interests include graphic design, photography, and music. I really like volunteering and finding new and exciting opportunities to help out where needed. I’ve volunteered at a couple of SCFH events before and it was very enjoyable and rewarding to be able to contribute, and I’m looking forward for upcoming events.
My name is Dima Hawary. I am a grade 6 student in Cummer Valley Middle School. I am 12 years old. I moved to Toronto when I was 7. When I grow up I want to be either a music teacher or a veterinarian because I love animals. I like reading, running, and music. I also like helping out around my school and home, which is why I signed up to join the SCFH volunteers.
My name is Alaa Hamid. I am a volunteer with SCFH and this is why I joined:
The Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity (SCFH) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to collecting aid for orphaned children, the ones who suffer the most during an armed conflict. Regardless of the politics, our different standpoints on the issue, we can all converge on that these innocent and precious young lives who lost their parents need our help, attention and care. In our privileged lives, it can be hard to identify with ravaging hunger, lack of security due to abhorrent violence, and cold nights in which there is no blanket to warm a shivering young body or a parent to tuck her or him in. For these children, this is the reality of the two-year war that would not spare them. For just a little every month, SCFH grants the opportunity to sponsor an orphan and relieve some of the pain that is far more defeating than their young years can take. Remember, this is a 100% humanitarian.
Hello my name is Mohamed Nouri Wafaei. I am fourteen years old and a grade eight student currently at J.B Tyrell. I am 100% humanitarian, and I am an active member of SCFH. I would be willing to do whatever the organization needs to help out. I enjoy taking leadership and initiative to affect the world in a positive way. As part of the future of this organization, I will take responsibility for the success and failure of the organization.
Hello my name is Yasmeen Wafaei, I am in grade 7 and I am 12 years old. I go to JB Tyrell and I am a volunteer of the Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity. Some questions that I get asked a lot are, why do you want to volunteer? Well in my perspective I like to volunteer to learn new skills, to help others in need and to change one life at a time. I want to volunteer for the Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity because I want to help every single Syrian person in need.
My name is Ahmad Kalaji. I am a student in the Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University. I am very passionate when it comes to the Syrian cause, I’m always trying to find ways to help my people and raise awareness about the events in Syria in particular the humanitarian issues. I joined the Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity, because I liked the way the organization been run. Everything is clear and the objective isn’t political it is purely humanitarian. The organization has a very good sponsorship program and I would be very happy to be able to become a part of this. It is a great opportunity to make a difference and to help the Syrian people and people affected by war all over the world.
My name is Noor Barazi and I am 18 years old. I was born in Syria and raised in Saudi Arabia. I just moved to Canada to peruse my education at York University in biological medicine. I am now a first year student in hopes of becoming a doctor. By joining the Syrian Canadian Organization for Humanity, I have been given the opportunity to help society in ways I had always dreamed of. I feel that this organization has great growth potential due to its noble goals, continuous dedication, and selfless humanity. As a part of achieving my dream of becoming a doctor, I have taken up volunteering to help me develop the social skills required to make a substantial change in people’s lives. The SCFH incorporates all beneficial aspects of an organization into one, therefore making me proud to be a member of it. I am now a proud advocate of volunteering and am grateful to be given such an opportunity to be humanitarian.
Nada Homsi was born in Damascus, Syria, and holds a B.A in English Literature from Damascus University. Nada is considered a pioneer in avant-garde and experimental theatre in the Arab world. She wrote and performed the first Verbal- Mime monodrama in Syria, The Option (1988), directed by Riad Ismat, and she regularly performed internationally. Besides her professional theatre work, she conducted multiple theatre and mime workshops for young and amateur actors.
Nada came to Canada in September 1999. In 2005 she established Salameh Theatre Troop in Mississauga, where she trained young amateur actors from the Arab community.
In 2008, she joined MT Space in Kitchener and has since participated in most of that company’s productions, including the Theatre for Social Change pieces that deal with social issues such as the mental health of immigrants and racism. In July, Nada conducted a theatre and mime workshop in the Palestinian Circus School with the help of a Canada Council grant. In August, through her work at MT Space, she helped a group of refugees establish the Arab Canadian Theatre who performed their first theatre play at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener.
Recent acting credits include parts in: The Babylonian Mona Lisa (a co-production between MT Space and Cactusbluem, Belgium); The Poster (Teesri Duniya Theatre) in Montreal; Italian Funeral & Other festive Occasions (Drayton entertainment); Women In War (a co-production between MT Space and Babel Theatre, Beirut); Sultan Basha, a work in progress which Nada wrote; Body 13 and The Last 15 Seconds (MT Space) directed by Majdi Bou-Matar. Nada participates in local activities and festivals such as the Storytelling Festival, Unhinged and She Speaks with Flush Ink Productions. Nada also writes and paints.
Nada’s humanitarian experience includes saving animals, especially cats, Planting and caring for environment, volunteering for social and humanitarian causes, attending seminars and panels, educating others about human causes as well as donating her money, time and effort. Nada has always been training young people on teamwork skills and self-development through theatre games and workshops.
My name is Kenan Ramadan. I am a grade 10 student at Earl Haig Secondary School and I am willing to become a lawyer in the future. I joined SCFH for many reasons. Firstly, I joined SCFH to support Syrian by helping and taking care of the Syrian orphans. Also, I joined SCFH to gain more volunteering experience to become a cooperative citizen in the Canadian society. Last but not least, I joined SCFH to remember that I’ve done something supportive to my country on wartime. So these are my reasons for joining SCFH.
My name is Ihsan Said, I am a mother of three and currently working as a real estate agent.
I got involved with SCHF last year after attending an event at the ROM when I realized that I can do more to help the people who are in urgent need for help.
I am proud to be part of such an organization and willing to take the ride all the way.
My name is Faris Al-Shawaf, I am a U of T Management Specialist (BBA) graduate. I spent 2 years in China studying mandarin, and have acquired the Chinese proficiency certificate. I am co-founder of Like for Syria, a youth group that creates videos and campaigns to support the struggle of the Syrian people in pursuit of their freedom. I joined the Syrian Canadian Foundation for humanity because of prior experience volunteering with them. I liked the professionalism and commitment of the organization to serve a greater cause. I also hope to meet like minded people who have a passion to make a difference.
My name is Basmah Ramadan I am a grade seven student at Cummer valley middle school my dream is to be a lawyer to help people with their problems in the future . I joined the volunteering program to see what is like to help people and help myself get the experience of helping and volunteering at the SCFH. I am also interested to volunteer at anything related to Syria because I like helping Syria with everything going on in there, also I’d like to be active in my Canadian community.
Syrian and Chilean; Canadian-born
I am a second year university student at the University of Toronto in Mississauga studying a specialist program in Political Science. The topics I am most interested in are International Relations and Ideologies and theories. I hope to pursue a career in law or politics. I enjoy volunteering in many different organizations and different causes. The Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity is an organization I am proud to be a part of. We stand for and represent a cause for the good of humanity. Politics and religion aside, we want to help people in need in areas of conflict. Our focus now is to assist the people, and more specifically the orphans of Syria. With both our sponsorship and medical program, we are helping raise awareness of the civil war and massacre of innocent people present there. The SCFH prioritizes the needs of the orphans (or any people in need) and our donors before ourselves, not taking a cut from any of the money donated and raised. I am a proud member and volunteer of the this wonderful family-like organization and we are 100% Humanitarian.
My name is Abdullah Hawary, I am 15 years old, and I am in grade 10 in Earl Haig secondary school. I moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2008. I left Saudi Arabia at the age of 11, and I was in grade 4, however when I arrived in Canada they placed me in the 6th grade, and I was forced to skip grade 5. I have huge interest in astronomy, and physics and I would try to take that interest with me to a higher level like college or university. I like to read A LOT I mostly read science fiction an example would be the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I am very active and I like to run, swim, and play billiard, ultimate Frisbee, and many more. I joined this program mostly because I would like to maximize the number of hours I receive before graduation, and to help people.
Lawyer, legal adviser and a consultant.
Main partner in Alemam Law Firm.
Authored of the Explanation of Labor Law,
Explanation of Social Insurance books.
I believe in justice and that it is a right for all individuals.
SCFH decided to help children inSyria to care for them, while the majority of the word decided not to.
I believe in SCFH mission and I am proud to be a volunteer in it.
My name is Amjad Nassri, I am originally from Damascus, Syria. I have moved to Canada around 8 years ago. Currently I am a Graduate from Seneca College with International Business Diploma, and I am enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce: International Business Management program at Seneca College. As a Syrian immigrant I have encountered and still facing many challenges and difficulties fitting into the Canadian society as many immigrants do. I have volunteered in many organizations for humanitarian aid such as: Free the children foundation, and the Red Cross: rescue relief for Haiti. Now I dedicate my time helping The Syrian refuges and orphans of Syria with the help of the Syrian community in Canada. I believe in justice and I believe in helping others, and with the help of the SCFH I hope to make a change and leave a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most.
I was born in Syria and moved to UAE with my family when I was 1 year old. After finishing high school in Dubai I had the option to study abroad and my destiny lead me to Canada.
Canada was the most important stage in my life. For me it was the transition period from being a teenager to being an independent man. I graduated from a business management advanced diploma in late 2010′s and I’m currently involved in my final year of a bachelors degree program in the same major.
The recent crisis happening in Syria has revealed another side of my personality. A deep sense of responsibility toward my fellow human beings who are unfortunate all around the world. And I will try to bring the best out of myself to fulfill this responsibility.
I enjoy reading, fishing and participating in any outdoor activities that brings me closer to nature.
I will conclude with one of my favorite quotations:
“ It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is, better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.”
- Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)