Nael joined Nasc in October 2018 as the Connect Project Worker. Previous to this he worked with L’Arche community for over six years, supporting vulnerable adults with intellectual disabilities in both Damascus, Syria and Cork. Additionally, Nael worked with the Syrian Society for Social Development as a Co-ordinator of Refugee Centre for two years, providing psychosocial support to refugee children and families. Nael graduated from Albaath University Syria with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & E-commerce and has also received training from the International Medical Corps (IMC) on Child Protection and Psychosocial care for conflict-affected children. He has a keen interest in Social Work and Psychology, with a primary focus on the mental health and well-being of refugee communities and those with intellectual disabilities.