Bridging Borders: Hassan’s Tale of Triumph Through ICDL


Meet Hassan Aden Issack, a multifaceted individual currently residing in Dadaab, Kenya. As a web developer, graphic designer, and social media manager, his interests span design, web development, volunteering, innovation, and programming. Hassan’s testimonial about his journey with ICDL is more than a story of technological proficiency; it’s an inspiring narrative of resilience and hope, especially as a refugee navigating life’s uncertainties in Kenya.

Through ICDL modules like Artificial Intelligence, Digital Marketing, and Teamwork, Hassan honed his skills to fit the demands of the digital era. Despite being displaced Hassan envisioning a promising future for himself. For Hassan, ICDL wasn’t just a certification; it became a symbol of recognition for his adaptability and proficiency in the digital world. This acknowledgment opened doors to education and employment, offering tangible validation beyond the challenges of displacement.

“As a refugee, being ICDL-certified holds immense significance for me. It represents a tangible validation of my digital skills, offering a pathway to greater opportunities in education and employment. The certification serves as a universal acknowledgment of my proficiency in essential computer skills, enhancing my adaptability in a technology-driven world. It empowers me to bridge the digital divide and contributes to my resilience and self-reliance in the face of challenges,” Hassan Aden Issack.

For Hassan, ICDL represented more than just a certification. It was a universal acknowledgment of his resilience and adaptability. As a refugee, this certification wasn’t just a credential; it was tangible validation of his digital proficiency, opening up opportunities for education and employment that transcended the challenges of displacement.

Hassan’s story is a testament to the transformative power of education and skill development, especially for refugees. Each conquered module represents a triumph, seamlessly connecting his past to a future filled with possibilities. Despite adversity, Hassan’s pursuit of increased employability, career enhancement, heightened productivity, and academic integration through ICDL became a beacon of resilience. His story is a powerful reminder that education, even in the digital sphere, has the power to transform lives, offering renewed purpose and agency.

“Digital economy is powered by people, people are powered by digital skills , and digital skills are powered by ICDL,” Damien O’Sullivan, CEO, ICDL Foundation.

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