Nur Lagasan Salik was born on August 20, 1959 in 18 Mabini St. Cotabato City. Nur married Noria Alfonso and they were blessed with 3 children, Fahad, Fatmah and Abdullah.
Since year 2000, Nur’s main advocacy is to teach arabic language to non-arabic speakers specially Filipinos. Such advocacy is the first and the only service program for OFWs in Riyadh or maybe in all Saudi Arabia.
In 1990, Nur organized the first Holy Qur-an Reading Competition for OFWs at the National Guard camp. He is also one of the founding members of MOWA (Maguindanao Overseas Workers Association).
“Nur is a very hardworking individual. He is so fluent in both Arabic and English which allows him to communicate well with our employers and our co-workers. He is the go-to guy to resolve conflicts between Filipinos and other nationalities.” – Rolando D. Almonte (Nur’s Co-worker)
“I admire Nur’s willingness to learn new things specially in the fields of Civil Engineering. He is very aggressive and he always wants our organization to start a new project for OFWs. The latest project we have is to teach Arabic lessons to fellow filipinos where Nur is also the lecturer.” – Melvin Candelario (PICE-President)
Nur is also the main training facilitator for PICE ( Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers). He conducts training in various fields for his fellow civil engineers.
Nur finished his BS Civil Engineering course at National University in 1982. He also took up BS Sanitary Engineering Course at Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in 1982 and graduated in 1983.
In 1995, He took up a three year course on Arabic Language for Non-arabic Speakers. He graduated in 1998 and started teaching Arabic Lessons for free.
Nur is currently working in Ministry of Water as a Supervision Staff Manager. His previously worked for Saudi Arabian Construction Contractors LTD. KSA (1983-1989) and Riyadh Sewerage Operation and Maintenance Project (RSOMP).
Personal and Special Skills
- Competent Toastmaster (CTM) (Toastmasters Int’l, USA.)
- Registered Associate Value Specialist (AVS) From Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE Int’l.,USA.)
- Registered Jr. Geodetic Engineer from Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC , MLA.)
- Licensed Civil Engineer from Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC , MLA.)
- Modern Application on Construction Materials Testing and Inspection ( CMT&I) for OFWs and Engineers
Nur Lagasan Salik was inducted to Anginyonglingkod last 2008