Mubarak Adam (Ricky) is an educator, community organizer and advocate for the rights of refugees. He was born and raised in the Darfur region in Sudan, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Al Neelain University in Khartoum. Since 2013, he has lived in Amman, Jordan. Over the last seven years, Mubarak has been actively developing educational opportunities as a way of giving back to his community, along with the help of volunteers and grassroots organizations.
Dina Baslan is the daughter of Circassian Jordanians. She moved to Philadelphia, USA, in September 2023. After 6 years working within the international humanitarian and development sector in the SWANA region, at the height of Europe’s migration crisis in 2015, she switched her focus to grassroots volunteer work with underserved communities in Jordan. In 2018, she co-founded Sawiyan engaging in research, advocacy and community development with African refugee groups in Jordan.