Ara Ahmad

Born and raised in Brunei, Ara came to Istanbul in 2016 to pursue her Master studies in Ottoman Studies at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

“She has been a volunteer at Istanbul&I since 2019 and is currently the manager for Istanbul&I’s collaboration project with Sokak Lambası Yardımlaşma Ve Dayanışma Derneği. She also volunteers for other projects such as Ahtapot Gönüllüleri, Yedikule Hayvan Barınağı, Iftar&Community, and English Speaking Club.
Why do I volunteer at I&I? I have always been interested in helping the disadvantaged and giving back to the community in this city that I have grown to love. I have never had the opportunity to do so until I joined I&I. I might not be able to change the world or anything grand like that, but I can at least lend a hand into making this world a better place for everyone! Every little action matters! Volunteering with I&I provides me with a completely different perspective on life and it sort of gives my life a new purpose. Being a part of I&I also makes me feel like a part of this big awesome family of global youths in Istanbul!”
Read more