Banning the Niqāb: Compromising Rights over Security? | Marwa, Tunsia

Recently, a nationwide debate arose in Tunisia over women wearing niqāb – what is known as sharia veil or burka – different names for the same cloth. With the fear of terrorism everywhere, deputies at the parliament proposed a bill on the 18th of March 2016 that bans face covering in public places. This measure, … Continue reading Banning the Niqāb: Compromising Rights over Security? | Marwa, Tunsia

What I am Passionate About | Omnia, Egypt

"A good way to find your passion is to ask yourself what job you would do for no money and never feel bored doing it." Dr. Amr al Fass (Ted Talk) When I was young, at primary and preparatory school age, I always faked stories to leave my school early before the day ended, I … Continue reading What I am Passionate About | Omnia, Egypt

An Act of Love | Marwa, Sudan

  It’s 9 in the morning; the cool breeze of the winter season caresses our tiny sleepy faces. The humming voices of students reciting Qura’an in the yard broke the silence in our classroom. Our 4th Grade teacher walked in holding his black leather bag and announced that today’s class is going to be on … Continue reading An Act of Love | Marwa, Sudan

Strawberry Power of Life | Salsabeel, Gaza

Being under pressure for weeks can be stressful. In the morning, I have to go to work. In the  evening, I have to do my housework. Then at night, I have to prepare my applications to study my MA abroad. For weeks, I was in the same circle. I didn’t have time to meet friends … Continue reading Strawberry Power of Life | Salsabeel, Gaza

Summer Camp is Life, the Rest is Just Details | Errel, Israel

It was about a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2014. I was a counselor at a Reform Jewish summer camp in California, and had an absolute blast. I have always been very fond of education and working with kids and this was the first opportunity I had after a long time. … Continue reading Summer Camp is Life, the Rest is Just Details | Errel, Israel