Qassim Alowaid is an Iraqi-American citizen living in Northern Virginia with his wife and 2 daughters. He serves on the Board of Directors as the founder and president of the Iraqi Children’s Hope organization. Qassim holds a master’s degree from Strayer University in Information System/Cybersecurity. He is working full-time while he pursues to complete his Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics.
“Decades of political oppression followed by years of war and most recently deadly terrorism attacks, have resulted in thousands of Iraqi children to become orphaned. For these vulnerable and innocent victims of society, an adequate education is a lost hope. Deprived of the care of loving parental figures to supplement their daily schooling, these children often fall behind, even failing in their studies, and eventually quit school. Thus, continuing the chain of misery and deprivation, through no fault of their own. These children need our help and support. Together, and through I.C.Hope we can transform the lives of children in poverty.”