Noor Matti

Noor was raised in Ankawa, Erbil until his family was forced to flee in 1992 due to deuterating situation in Iraq. He spent two years in Greece as a refugee, until his family was allowed to reach Detroit. In 2008, after graduating from Wayne State University, Noor decided to move back to his hometown of Ankawa. There, he began to reconnect to his roots, and worked as an English teacher in various institutes and schools. In 2012, he joined Babylon Media and help launched the country's first ever all-English radio station, named Babylon FM. In 2014, he co-founded the Shlama Foundation and took on the operation manager role. In 2018, Noor began to go live as a host for his show ''Bene w Benak'' on Babylon TV, being broadcasted for the entire middle east. Also in 2018, Noor began to work with Chemonics’s USAID-OTI program to implement major projects in the Nineveh Plains that saw major rehabilitation in Bakhdeda, Bartella, Tel Keppe, Batnaya, Tesqopa and Alqosh. He married Maryam Maleh in 2019. He enjoys music, jogging, and making time for his Nintendo Switch.

The Shlama Foundation is based in Ankawa-Erbil, Iraq. It is registered in the KRG as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It is registered in the United States as a federal nonprofit with 501(c)3 status. EIN No: 47-1942727

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