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Asma Abou Ezzeddine Rasamny is the president and founder of Malaak. Malaak is an academic center hosting over 250 students daily with the aim to support refugee students as they integrate into Lebanese public schooling system. The academic center also serves as a safe space that promotes resilience. This center operates in Northern Lebanon. Asma is also the co-founder of “Stitching Hope”, a center closer to the Southern Beirut suburbs. Stitching Hope serves in building practical skill in order to generate an income. This sewing and embroidery project intends to create economic development for destitute women and break the poverty cycle of many of these families. This project is part of the continuous efforts to provide resources to further economic opportunity and advance human rights, creating space for individuals to pave personal paths to a free and more productive life. Asma, is a mother of 3. She works with her children's schools to share best practices with the center and she involves her children and their classmates in Malaak's mission. This act bridges the gaps in the Lebanese paradox community. She is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.