“The Youth Assembly is an opportunity for passionate like minded youth to share their voices, collaborate, and reshape the world for a better future.”
Khaled Abdulwahed is a passionate community leader who is dedicated to empowering refugees and advancing the UN Social Development Goals. Forced to leave his home country, Syria, as a teenager, Khaled experienced the harsh realities of displacement first-hand. His struggles as a refugee in Lebanon motivated him to begin working with one of the largest refugee-led NGOs, Molham Volunteering Team. Khaled began as a volunteer and quickly rose to Operations Manager in Lebanon. Dear to Khaled’s heart is improving access to quality education in refugee camps, which he firmly believes is key to empowering today’s youth and preparing them for a world of opportunities. With the support of his team at Molham, Khaled coordinated many vital projects that promoted equitable access to food, water, health care, education, housing and employment for Syrian refugees and internally displaced people. He also volunteered with the UNHCR and other international organizations to support refugee-centered development projects.
Now a Canadian citizen, Khaled leads initiatives in his community that empower refugee families and youth. He is the administrative manager of the Molham chapter in Canada and he continues to lend his time and ideas to strengthen Molham’s work. Khaled is a seasoned volunteer with many local Canadian organizations that serve newcomers, including SCF, which assists refugees from around the world as they resettle and adjust to life in Canada. In his free time, Khaled leads soccer programs that enable newcomer youth to develop strong interpersonal skills.