Ahmad Aldabak
“From Aleppo to Mexico they had to build me a bridge, I will build the one that returns to Syria.”

Ahmad is a young man from Aleppo, one of the most damaged cities due to the armed conflict in Syria. Therefore, Ahmad and his family moved to the city of Al-Bab in 2012 to reunite with his grandparents. A few months later, however, Ahmad decided to come back to Aleppo to continue his studies in Telecommunications Engineering.

One day, Ahmad was wounded as a result of the intense street clashes, in consequence he was forced to drop out of university for 6 months. Despite the lack of electricity, running water and communication, he managed to finish his engineering degree in 2016. During his studies, he worked in a small association in Aleppo to help people through donations of food and clothing. He was a specialized teacher and an intern in the telecommunications company “Syriatel”.

By the end of his studies, he became likely to be called up for military service. Nevertheless, his dream was to keep studying and therefore he presented his candidacy for the Habesha Project at the beginnings of 2016 and finally in march of 2017 he was accepted and welcomed into Mexico.

Today, Ahmad studies a master’s degree in Government and Information Technologies at Universidad Iberoamericana. He is a serious young man focused in his studies, his leisure activities are going to the gym and hanging out with his friends. One of his life goals is to go back to his country in order to reunite with his family and design a project that improves the telecommunications industry in Syria.

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