As a young man, Mahmoud got into trouble and ended up in prison for a while. During his time behind bars, he came to understand that violence is not the way and he vowed to himself that upon his release, he would do all that he could to ensure that children would not end up in trouble like he did. He was accepted into Al Quds University and four years later came out with a BA in social studies. Mahmoud is our social worker, caring for the children and monitoring their progress also outside of school hours. He is married and has children.