Sama Sobhani - Junior Animator

Sama is a junior animator who mentors and assists youth in the community through the Junior Youth Empowerment Program. The program empowers young people between the ages of 11 and 14 to undertake social action for the improvement of their neighbourhoods.

Sama develops close bonds of friendship and trust with group participants by using specific program components consistent with the curriculum: discussion, service, arts and recreation. These duties are exercised on a weekly basis in order to encourage and assist youth in planning and carrying out plans for service themselves.

Sama has dedicated Friday evenings for the past three and half years to this program. He has also dedicated time to attending training sessions on weekends, planning meetings with co-animators as well as camps and conferences.