Rola Mustafa

Rola has an extensive experience in strategy implementation, quality management, and donor recognition. She is a lifelong learner and believe that education is the answer to solving the fundamental suffering that many human beings are going through. She is a lawyer by profession with an LLM in International Commercial Law Form City University of London and an Accredited Mediator from Center for Effective Dispute Resolution. Currently, she is pursuing a Global MBA at IE business school. She is both a Trainer and a Researcher. Before being forced to leave her home county, Syria- due to the escalation of the violence near her hometown- she took a vital role in building and managing a Humanitarian Assistance Program. She helped more than 35 thousands of local and displaced people to find some hope in the darkness of the brutal civil war through accessing services with respect and dignity and being shelter and food secure. Rola believes in the power of people and works to empower the least advantaged in the said community through understanding their needs, building trust, and catering to their better future. Rola got involved in the refugees resettlement few days after her arrival to Canada by the end of 2015. In her recent post, as Building Roots Manager at Islamic Family and Social Services Association, Rola was accountable for the strategic coordination and effective administration of new programs and initiatives to help newcomers navigate the way for success in their new community. Currently, she is building her career in Mediation. Mediation was always her passion as a way for building harmonious relationship in the community through promoting communication and cooperation.