Meet our Participants!
HEARING AID FOR ATHLETES WITH HEARING DISABILITIES
Partnering with Reshad Majidi
Place of birth: Netherlands
Favourite dish: Mantoe (Afghan Dumplings)
Favourite TV series: Band of Brothers
Favourite quote: “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
3 things you don’t leave the house without: Gratefulness, kindness and objectives
Hidden talent: Afghan dancing
Superpower of choice: Flying
Song to sing at karaoke: Ali B – Gekke Kleine Jongen
Why did you join Refugees Forward?
I see Refugees Forward as a great initiative supporting people with a non-Dutch background to realise their dreams. Every person has their own ideas, the opportunities to realise them in the Netherlands are amazing. I joined Refugees Forward to realise my dream and to make use of the great opportunities Refugees Forward has created for us, which I’m very grateful for.
Could you tell us a bit about your background and what project you are going to be working on?
I was born and raised in the Netherlands within a very controversial Afghan family. Therefore, I feel a bit of both Afghan and Dutch. My passion has always been aircraft and playing football. That’s why my career has started at Schiphol Group recently as an Airport Developer. I see myself as an ambitious, disciplined and care-taking person. Via entrepreneurship, I would like to be a man making impact and stimulating the world being a better place to live for everyone.
What would you like to learn over the course of the program?
On what the essentials are of a proper entrepreneurial attitude. As I presume the attitude and behaviour of an entrepreneur is key in how you make a business counting. Furthermore, what aspects of the business I haven’t covered and how I can learn and work on them.
Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
A business owner with a part-time job in the aviation sector.