Sa’id began a charity project during his first year at BU which was later incorporated into a non-profit organisation centred on research, development and implementation of specialised learning programmes for children from low-income, low-literate communities.
Initiative for Aid & Educational Development (IAED) has since hosted 20 events including summer schools, a scholarship programme, social activity sessions, seminars and charity sports events.
The organisation has recently embarked on a recycling programme which aims to educate local communities about the dangers of environmental pollution, as well as equip local communities with effective recycling and waste management methods and resources.
Name: Sa'id Haruna
Job role: Founder
Organisation: Initiative For Aid & Educational Development
Course studied: BA (Hons) Communication and Media / MA Advertising
Graduated: 2014 and 2016
What their colleagues say
“Sa’id has taught me that you are never too young to try to make an impact on the lives of other people. Working with him continues to inspire me and those around him about the importance of helping people and contributing to sustainable community development.”
- Abdulhamid Nasiru, Former Vice President, IAED