BE YOUR BEST FRIEND by Nihel Bendihassane, Algeria

My story began when I was around five years old. I had two sisters and one brother much older than me, and much busier than me. My parents worked a lot, especially my mother, and I respected her a lot. Neither my father nor my mother was able to manage the tiring work and the … Continue reading BE YOUR BEST FRIEND by Nihel Bendihassane, Algeria

When kids play with fire by Ibtissam Cahbouni, Morocco

On one Sunday morning, my father left very early to play his sport. My mother left the house too because she was enrolled in a training program. On her way, she used to take my little brother, who was then 9 years old, to a Sunday school. I woke up to my sister’s loud voice … Continue reading When kids play with fire by Ibtissam Cahbouni, Morocco

In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

It all started where I lived: in Syria. Our neighborhood people were more traditional than those in other areas, so if you are a girl, you aren’t supposed to go out a lot or let strange men see you. I was a very rare case. You could see me at 10 years old, waiting for … Continue reading In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

Childhood in Tunis, by Balkis, Tunisia – photo essay –

These pictures were taken on a Sunday morning in a public open space in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, where kids can play and enjoy nature freely. Now these might seem like pictures of ordinary kids, but they're not! If you live in Tunisia, you will notice the stressful situation they live in. First, these kids … Continue reading Childhood in Tunis, by Balkis, Tunisia – photo essay –

Things that changed my vision of life as a child by Rima, Tunisia

I remember when I was a child; a friend of mine came to my house full of delight and excitement. She told me that her mother is waiting for a new baby. I congratulated her but remarked that she was 9 years old and she is plenty older and that she wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading Things that changed my vision of life as a child by Rima, Tunisia