Omar Abou Baker
Age 22 – Egypt
I was born in Cairo, Egypt. In 2012, I earned my General Certificate of Secondary Education from The English School in Cairo. I am currently a senior student at the political science department at The British University in Egypt. My Bachelor degree is validated by the University of Loughborough in UK.
Beside my studies, I was honored to work as an Intern in the League of Arab States during the summer of 2015; at the Americas department of the political sector.
I was acknowledged to be an International Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Circle of the Ambassadors of Peace during the Youth World Peace Forum in Cairo 2015
I was honored by this acknowledgment due to my efforts in spreading the culture of peace, tolerance and coexistence in the framework of Heliopolis Chorus. The Chorus Started in 2006 under the auspices of Heliopolis Association, as one of the initiatives that seek to develop the artistic capabilities of the creative youth and children.
The chorus aims its members to be the ambassadors for Egyptian youth, and will bring the message of love, peace and coexistence to the world.
I am also a member of the Intercultural Youth Dialogue Association, through which I represented my country in the European Commission’s Mediterranean forum in Berlin 2013; under the title of Empowering Youth against Unemployment through simulation games
I was the President of the General Assembly at the Model of United Nations in The British University in Egypt for 2014/2015 and actually I am the Community Service Director of Rotaract Club of Gezira sporting in Cairo.
I believe that peace is a Nobel concept, which is possible to be achieved if people value it and exert all the possible efforts to make it real because peace is not just a word that could be written in an article or to be included in a song; it is an accumulative effort that should be based in a set of morals like justice, tolerance and helping others. Moreover, I think that people should maintain their inner peace and to believe in its power, which will be reflected in their behavior and attitude of their daily lives.
In consequence, if inner peace is to be successfully achieved on the individual level, it is expected to be automatically transmitted to the surrounding environment such as families, schools and workplaces, and in sequence it may cover the entire globe.