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Mahmoud Aljumaa is 28 years old and was born in Lattakia, a Syrian city on the Mediterranean. Mahmoud lived there until 2014, graduating from Tishreen university in Lattakia with a BA in English/Arabic translation. Working in education, as a translator for a large Syrian company, and as an English teacher to all levels and ages, Mahmoud also volunteered for almost a year teaching children with special needs such as Autism and Down's syndrome.  A lover of language, Mahmoud sees them as a very valuable bridge of communication between people from different backgrounds. After a harrowing experience and difficult journey, Mahmoud moved to Turkey where he managed to settle and work in Istanbul as an English teacher and an interpreter.  Mahmoud moved to Canada on July 11, 2016, and has been establishing life in a new home country ever since.