Malek Sheikh Al Ard
Delegate Malek Sheikh Al Ard’s photo’s and story on the project which won him one of twenty OYW scholarships.
Malek is originally from Syria, After having to flee to the Netherlands, he founded a non-profit organisation (Samen Met Syriërs) in Nijmegen. Created to offer integration in every best and effective form into the Dutch society. Through organising regular cultural activities and various events to empower the dynamic process of integration. He also instructs/facilitates teaching sessions for refugees in coding and programming at HackYourFuture in Amsterdam. He believes that those sessions are passing the knowledge which will make refugees available for the job market and enable them to make a difference and add value to society by unleashing their creativity and talent. Malek, also developed an employee centric website of the Global Diversity and Inclusion department at Shell, and currently working at Apple's Education department. He sees his impact as creating an inclusive society where diversity is embraced and everyone contributes to a sustainable and a better world.
His expectations from OYW Summit 2018: “I await in keen interest to get inspired by other projects, as well as to be able to contribute to make the world a better place.”
Malek streeft naar een inclusieve samenleving | #OYW2018 #makethefuture
Duration: 1:34 minutes
Malek is a Syrian refugee that wants to promote inclusion and diversity and empower refugees.
Malek feels that diversity is the most important part to grow as a community. He has a start-up called ‘’Re-code’’ to learn refugees coding to give them a better chance in the job market.
We see Malek standing.
[Background music plays]
Soft piano music plays.
Malek Sheikh al Ard
Winner One Young World Shell Scholarship
Malek introduces himself.
A blurred shot. Then the painter and Malek stand in front of an industrial building. A close-up of painting materials. Then there are two drawings held by an unidentified male. A time-lapse of the painter working on the art piece. Close-up of the mask he’s wearing. The painter is spraying graffiti while holding the design. A close-up of him holding the can.
Malek is walking. Shot of a wall with graffiti. Then we see an industrial door. Close-up of Malek walking. A flight of stairs. The painter is spraying graffiti. Shot of graffiti. Then we see Malek’s hand and around his wrist is a colourful bracelet. Shot of a fence.
The painter is working on the art piece. A shot of an industrial location. Then we see Malek from the front, side, back and then from the front again. Several shots of an industrial location. A blurred shot of the painter. Some more shots of an industrial location. The painter is working on the painting. Several shots of houses. Then we see #makethefuture and #OYW2018. Then some bikes. Shot of the painter. Shot of dried paint.
The painter writes something on the painting which reads FUTURE. Then we see the finished painting which reads RE-CODE.
Black and white rectangles appear and disappear to introduce the next shot.
Malek walks towards the camera in close-up.
Then it turns white and you see the shell logo appear in the screen.
[Background music plays]
An uplifting piano tune.
The logo of One Young World the Hague displays.
Then it fades to the Shell logo.
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