YouTube Sensation Adam Saleh Collaborates with Al-Khair Foundation to Activate Youth
July 4, 2015: Native New-Yorker, YouTube personality and social media superstar Adam Saleh has joined forces with Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) to activate today’s youth to do good.
22 year-old Adam’s YouTube reach alone comes to almost 1,000,000 subscribers. A favourite amongst Muslim youth in particular, Adam is primarily known for his pranks and social experiments. Following a recent trip to an orphanage in Uganda however, Adam has been inspired to use his online platform to become a voice for those less fortunate.
In an exclusive interview with IQRA TV in the UK, AKF’s own media outlet, Adam explained the power of social media in shedding light on issues that traditional media may downplay or ignore.
One particular cause Adam is passionate about is the plight of the persecuted Muslim minority, the Rohingya. During his trip to Pakistan with AKF Chairman and Founder Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad, he will not only assist with water and medical aid for the victims of the Karachi heatwave, but he will also visit Rohingya refugee camps where he will meet the refugees and learn their stories and hardships. He will also be conducting social experiments for AKF in London and appearing on IQRA TV.
“Al-Khair Foundation is committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate,” explained AKF Chairman Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad. “Our youth is extremely precious to us and we are keen to reach out to them and inspire them to use their energy, creativity and passion for the greater good. We believe our collaboration with Adam will allow us to engage with the future generation and help develop them into socially conscious, kind and compassionate adults keen to help those in need.”
Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
Established in 2003 and rapidly growing into one of the leading Muslim charities in the UK, Al-Khair Foundation also looks to tackle issues prevalent in the UK as well, such as unemployment, education, women’s empowerment and domestic violence.