Karam Hilly participated in the Syrian revolution from the beginning. He has delivered community organising training for Syrian activists since 2011 and supported peaceful demonstration in Syria. In 2014, when he was detained by the Assad regime, Karam was working for the United Nations Development Programme. He continued his struggle to support the Syrian people when he fled to Turkey, working with international organisations to support Syrian refugees. Now Karam has started his own initiative, called Sahem, meaning ‘contribute’ in Arabic. He delivers training for local councils and local organisations to keep the hope alive inside Syria.