Mr. Abukar Awayle

Abukar Awayle Headshot
A resident of Syracuse since he first arrived to the United States as a refugee in 2004, Mr. Abukar Awayle was an original founding member of the Somali Bantu Community Association in 2008 and currently serves as RISE’s board president. A Somali-born refugee who emerged as a respected refugee camp leader in Kenya, Mr. Awayle has continued to establish himself as an admired community mediator in his new home. Wise and charitable, Mr. Awayle has eased the lives of countless refugees and has helped establish RISE a trusted, safe space for all.