Asib Zekir started his career at REDI as an intern in MFI Horizonti, Skopje in the framework of the Internship Program for Young Roma in Microfinance Institutions of REDI where he has gained experience and knowledge for being a loan officer. Since 2018, he is a full member of REDI field operations as a business facilitator.
Asib currently is pursuing his studies in Financial Management. His inspiration to pursue studies in the field of economics stems from working for his father’s school supplies’ business as an assistant in managing the business till 2016.
Parallel to that, Asib is a Roma activist and student. He took part in many conferences and seminars about Roma advocacy and policies. His first volunteering experience was at the age of 16 in the program of “Youth club from Shuto Orizari”, supported by Red Cross, Skopje. It prompted him to join the NGO sector as a volunteer and later to be a person responsible for coordinating Roma health mediators in Health Education and Research Association- HERA, a project supported by UNICEF. After that arrangement, he confirmed an offer to be a field clerk and an assistant in the project for preventing and reducing statelessness in Macedonian Young Lawyers Association- MYLA, a project supported by UNHCR.