Ahmed Hassan is a passionate and respected advocate for Melbourne’s multicultural community, working with government, industry and community to highlight the issues faced by disadvantaged youth. Born in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to parents from Somalia and Eritrea, Ahmed is driven by a passion for social cohesion and bridging cultural divides.
Ahmed Hassan, Director at Youth Activating Youth
At 18, he became the co-founder and Director of Youth Activating Youth, a not for profit organisation helping young people with education and employment.
He works hard to empower and motivate young people to break the cycle of disadvantage, with his efforts recognised by appointments to the Multicultural Youth Network, African Australian Community Taskforce and Deputy Chair of the Victorian African Action Plan Implementation Committee.
Recently, Ahmed Hassan was selected by the Herald Sun for the 25 and under rising stars in Victoria, ranked within the top 5.