Akar Ibrahim was a senior IT student with a minor in Business Administration at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Akar worked for Indigo Advertising Agency as a researcher in 2016. He has also been working as a volunteer for local and international organizations including Hiwa Foundation and UNHCR. He has also volunteered in various campaigns and events including the European Union Film Festival, Hiwa Mini Cancer Campaign, and Refugee Got Talent. In 2016, he volunteered to organize a campaign to collect money and provide educational supplies and clothes for indigent students who are willing to drop out of school because of poverty.