Filmed at the inaugural AFAR Experiences event in Cairo, Egypt, Jawad Nabulsi shares details about his role in the January 25 revolution and the course of events that followed.
On January 28, Nabulsi joined the protests in Tahrir Square and shot near the left eye with a rubber bullet. After traveling to several hospitals in search of a doctor who could stitch his wound, he realized that many other protesters also needed help in finding care. The next morning, still recovering from his own injury, Nabulsi leveraged his social media contacts to recruit volunteers for an emergency call center that would link injured protesters with hospitals, help locate missing persons, and find funds for medical treatment. Within hours of the launch, the center was logging thousands of calls.
As founder of the Nebny Foundation, created to bring jobs and opportunity to Egyptian youth, Jawad has started a program to improve facilities in an impoverished neighborhood called Manshiyat Nasr, where 1.2 million people live with little access to health care and education.
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