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- Immigrant Entrepreneur Success Stories -



Our project partners are collecting video interviews of success stories told by immigrant entrepreneurs to encourage the learners in entrepreneurship training.


Let us bring you Mustafa's story! Mustafa, founder of Velos Youth, Syrian entrepreneur in Athens, Greece


Mustafa is the CEO of Velos Youth, a non-profit Youth organization based in the city of Athens, Greece. His journey to this leadership position is a testament to resilience, and a commitment to making the world a better place.


Originally from war-torn Syria, Mustafa's life took a remarkable turn when he arrived in Greece as a refugee. His personal experiences were marked by the challenges and uncertainties that so many refugees face - homelessness, displacement, and the daunting task of starting anew in a foreign land. However, these hardships ignited a determination within him to ensure that others wouldn't have to endure the same struggles.


His journey started when Velos Youth was founded in May 2017, he was not the founder, but a volunteer. Mustafa started as a cultural mediator and liaison officer, a role that would later become central to his mission. In this capacity, he built bridges between the refugee community and the organisation, helping individuals access much-needed support and resources.


Between May 2017 and February 2019, when he assumed the role of CEO, Mustafa embarked on a journey of continuous learning and self-improvement. He dedicated himself to personal and professional growth, acquiring essential skills to lead the organisation effectively.





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