Ahmad Elayan (he/him) is a 22-year-old engineering student based in Amman, Jordan. Since 2016, Ahmad has been involved in many local and regional causes promoting the rights of youth and disenfranchised communities, as well as promoting gender equality within his community in East Amman.
As a Youth Scholar at Equitas partner organization, Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya, a non-profit community development organization that works with disenfranchised communities through education, youth volunteerism, and grassroots organizing, Ahmad works with children and youth to advance their use of technology for social change and facilitates psychosocial support sessions, along with several educational workshops. In 2018, Ahmad joined Rawabet, Equitas’ MENA region human rights education initiative aimed at promoting social cultural, and economical rights as a core team member and later the Communications and Learning Intern for the initiative within his partner organization, Ruwwad. In 2019, Ahmad became the youngest person ever to take part in Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program.