Amoune Omer is the volunteer Executive Director of the Somali Hope Foundation. Along with her Co-Founder, Mahamud Elmi, she saw the opportunity to assist children in rural Somalia by establishing a school and creating a Foundation to support it. Completed in 2012 and named the Hope Academy, the school provides free, high quality and equitable education to 840 girls and boys in Bursalah, Somalia. In addition to running the Foundation, Amoune is also responsible for managing the important relationship with its community partner in Bursalah. She holds a full time position with the Government of Canada.