It is rare that one gets to meet a truly extraordinary person; Hasan Syed is a nurse running from Vancouver to Ottawa and visiting communities across to Canada to raise awareness on access to clean water. Hasan came to Canada from Pakistan when he was 10 years old and he has always felt that Canada was a great country. Recently, though, he learned of the water issues and lack of access to clean water that is faced by Indigenous Canadians. Confronted with this new knowledge, he felt it was not enough to just become educated, but he wanted to make a difference by running across Canada for access to clean water and raise awareness among Canadians, like himself, who do not often give much thought to the issues faced by Indigenous peoples.
His run is a call to action. Here is the interview that we had about the great work he is doing.
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