Leveraging the power of learning
Today’s worldwide social crisis started by the Arab revolutions seems to be hopeless, especially for the people who had to flee their homes and acclimate to new countries where they don’t speak the language and they find it hard to get employment.
Last, but not least, I am convinced that learning is the engine that will set things in motion for people who can’t seem to find their way in the brand new world they’ve been thrown in. Acquiring such an in-demand skills is the best and fastest way for them to get jobs and integrate in their new societies.
Meet the teacher
My name is Zouhir, I was born and raised in Syria. I’m currently a Consultant Software Engineer based at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the country’s leading bank. But more important than my job is my passion for science and for education. At the age of 17, I won a national web programming award and I was a physics pioneer for two years in a row before that.
When I first had this idea, I didn’t think that I would get such an amazing and overwhelming response.
My initial announcement was re-tweeted over 185 times in the first 24 hours. People that I admire a lot supported my initiative: the founder of Elasti c, CouchDB and JSConfeu maker and O’Reilly book author Eric Elliott are just three of them — thank you, guys, your support means the world to me!
Please know that I’ve already started working on this, it just might take a bit more than I initially anticipated. I will keep you posted with my progress on this blog, so be sure to check in frequently.
Thanks again for all your support!
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