Omar Abou Baker
Age 23 – Egypt
Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt. He Graduated from the Political Science Department at The British University in Egypt with a validated degree from Loughborough University in Uk in 2016. Omar is currently working as a teaching assistant at The British University in Egypt.
He received The Luxembourg Peace Prize of 2016 in the category of a “Youth Peaceworker” during the World Peace Forum in Florianopolis, Brazil. The Prize is a joint Prize awarded by the World Peace Forum and the Schengen Peace Foundation and approved by His Majesty the Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg.
In May 2015, Omar was acknowledged as an International Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Circle of the Ambassadors of Peace (Switzerland and France) during his participation in the 1st Youth Peace forum in Cairo.
Omar is a founding member 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 creative youth and children.
He is also the International Understand and Peace Promotion Coordinator of Rotaract Egypt-District 2451 for the Rotarian year 2017/2018.
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.