18 years old Ibrahim Bolow moved to Canada with his family in 2010 and became a citizen in 2015. Before that, he was living in Somalia but was born in Saudi Arabia. Such a cultural diversity helped him to become who he is – a strong and kind person who cares about others.
He speaks 3 languages: Arabic, English and Somali and planning to learn 3 more: French, German and Italian. That allows him to volunteer for different immigration services such as ISS (Immigrant Services Society of BC) and Engagement Immigration Program. He takes care of newcomers by being available as a friend and mentor, playing soccer with them, helping at the cooking club, and much more! The list of Ibrahim’s volunteering places goes on: he was contributing at the community capacity unit by breaking down the barriers between immigrants and police, and he also does boy scouting at the local school.
Furthermore, he works part-time as a customer service representative/salesperson at Mark’s store. Yet, since Ibrahim is all about honesty and respecting human rights, his goal is to become a police officer, preferably detective. That’s why he’s planning to take Criminology at Langara College in January. “I want to become a police officer because I want to help out those who need help; also I don’t like people harming out people. Cause there are stronger than them or they are rich than them. I want to treat poor and rich people with respect and no one harming other person”, explains Ibrahim.
When talking about what being successful means to him, he simply states, “Working hard.”