Maisara Sassi

Arts & Culture | Humanitarian Work | Education

Experience and expertise...

Having been forcefully displaced both within and outside her home country of Libya, Maisara has immense passion for supporting those affected by forced displacement and the refugee crisis, as well as a huge desire to amplify the voices of migrants and the vulnerable. Her experience includes work with WorldReader, a global non-profit organization that provides underserved communities with the materials and resources to freely access a library of digital books, working on a mobile application (Tuta Tuta) that aims to provide emotional and educational support to vulnerable Syrian refugee children, specifically, those in the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. At her university, she serves as the First-Year International Relations Student Officer, focuses on Human Rights-related courses, and is a founder of their first Human Rights Club. Outside of university, she volunteers with community organizations, leading aware-ness raising campaigns about refugee crises. Her areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Education
  • Communications or journalism
  • Humanitarian work
  • Language learning
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Housing and community development
  • Arts & culture

What I'm excited to see in the BridgeBuilder Challenge is...

"I'm very eager to see the authenticity and creativity innovators will present to solve one of our biggest global problems. It is heartwarming to see how ideas go beyond the survival framework, and open a door of chances for the potential these people have. I'm hopeful that the outcome of this challenge will leave a great footprint in the process of alleviating the struggle of people on the move, and ensuring a dignified human journey for them."

You can find me on the platform: HERE

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