My name is Mohammed, I am from Yemen and, as part of the YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, I interviewed on June 7, 2016 another participant in the program – an awesome young woman from Syria. I got the impression she is suffering from a lot of pain given her difficult situation and her personal struggle to achieve her future goals. She is a brave girl and I am positive that this world is full of women just like her. I have really learned a lot from interviewing her and it was immense pleasure.
Then she asked me if I have the same goal. I replied that I we share exactly the same aim, which is helping our community, but I want to be a local council member.”