If you want an Apple, you have to plant a Tree  – إذا أردت تفاحأ فعليك أن تزرع شجرة تفاح

By Mahmoud H, Palestine In our environment, we care about agriculture a lot, and our ancestors cared, even more, they took care of trees and planted them carefully, leaving the good reaps its own good fruit. They cared more about the trees and agriculture than they cared about the fruit, but their faithfulness gave them … Continue reading If you want an Apple, you have to plant a Tree  – إذا أردت تفاحأ فعليك أن تزرع شجرة تفاح

Memories from Damascus…

By Moulham, Syria In 2005, I was studying at the best private school in Damascus.  Al Saade School, which in English means “the happiness school”, and I thought I was happy, when my biggest dream was to run my father’s jewellery shop and study cinema at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts. As a result … Continue reading Memories from Damascus…

THE MEMORY OF WAR

By Malak AT, Libya  When we think of the term war, we immediately connect it to loss, grief, and sadness. It is part of the world’s history; it is both gain and loss. One party will win while another will lose and the loss in itself can be in many different forms: emotional, physical, as … Continue reading THE MEMORY OF WAR

women’s World Cup: More than just football!

By Dalya Arussy, Israel “We wouldn’t have known the Women’s World Cup was happening if you hadn’t said anything.” I sat in front of him tight-lipped, giving a pitiful smile. Most likely, I also rolled my eyes.  Although I’m passionate about all forms of football, I generally don’t force it into conversations, especially not women’s … Continue reading women’s World Cup: More than just football!

Northern Nigeria & Internal Displacement

I was born, and have lived over half of my life in Kaduna State, which is located in northern Nigeria. I was born during the 1992 Zangon Kataf crisis, which was a result of an explosive mix of religious and ethnic rivalry. This crisis led to the burning of buildings, destruction of property, the death … Continue reading Northern Nigeria & Internal Displacement

Stand with Persons with Albinism, June 13th

This article was written By Collins Osariemen Omokaro, YaLa Alumni & Assistant Coordinator at The Albino Foundation, Benin Chapter, Edo State, Nigeria. International Albinism Awareness Day, IAAD is a day set aside globally for persons with albinism. It is marked annually on June 13th to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism. The theme for this … Continue reading Stand with Persons with Albinism, June 13th