Toma Adwar (T), member of the Central California Assyrian Student and Youth Association (CCASYA), one of AYFA's Member Organizations, was interviewed by AYFA's Western Regional Director Ramsin Youkana (R) about his experience with the organization and his personal interests. Read the full interview below!
R: How long have you been a member of CCASYA?
T: I have been a member since January 2021.
R: What made you join CCASYA?
T: I’ve always wanted to make friends with other Assyrians and be more involved in our community, so I thought CCASYA would be a good opportunity.
R: Would you like to be further involved in CCASYA or AYFA, i.e. a board member of either?
T: I would definitely like to, and I would hope to promote other young Assyrians to come and join our organization.
R: How do you think we can get more young Assyrians to get involved with organizations like ours?
T: Honestly, through social media or by hosting a “bring a friend” meeting.
R: What are some fun facts about yourself?
T: Some fun facts about me are: I’ve jumped off a 50 foot cliff, I’ve driven a train, and I can juggle.
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R: What are your hobbies?
T: My hobbies include hiking, golfing, mountain biking, and working out.
R: Lastly, who is your favorite Assyrian singer?
T: Hands down Ashur Bet Sargis!
Blog Post prepared by Ramsin Youkana and Anthony Narsi