Tunisia, my home by Siwar Terboubi, Tunisia – Photo Essay –

Here you will find pictures of Tunisia and some of its traditions. What can I possibly tell you about the country I'm proud to call HOME? Most of us dress like in Europe, we do, however, have a lot of beautiful traditional clothes that we wear on special occasions.  We have, what I can judge … Continue reading Tunisia, my home by Siwar Terboubi, Tunisia – Photo Essay –

Falafel is the new Chocolat, Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

When I first tried Falafel at Skaramagas refugee camp in Greece, I couldn’t eat anything else for the following couple of months. Falafel was the common language between the camp communities and the social workers from different countries. When I first tried it, excuse my ignorance, it totally skipped my mind that it was made … Continue reading Falafel is the new Chocolat, Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Photos From Around the MENA Region – photo essay pt.1 –

Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Syria, Ghana, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included buildings and architecture, and they are pictured here.

Photos From Around the MENA Region – photo essay pt.2 –

Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Sudan, Morocco, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included nature and animals, and they are pictured here.

Community Gardens by Lucas, Palestine – photo essay –

This summer I took these photos of a group of youth volunteers, who were creating a community garden. We worked very hard and we painted with the children, as well as taught them how to plant and care for this garden. Sadly, I'm not there now to see what it looks like. Farming has always … Continue reading Community Gardens by Lucas, Palestine – photo essay –

Citizen of The World by Ahmed Nasri Tunisia

When I was growing up, I never noticed any diversity in my community. People looked the same, held the same beliefs, ate the same kind of food, and spoke the same language. My small community was like a disconnected bubble from the outside world to the extent that I didn't even question how the outside … Continue reading Citizen of The World by Ahmed Nasri Tunisia

While We Played Frisbee | Lyoka, Israel – video –

It didn't matter who was a Jew and who was an Arab, who was Israeli and who was Palestinian, who was living in Jaffa and who was coming from Hebron. All what mattered was co-playing: Frisbee is not about winning or losing or simple CATCHING AND THROWING, it's about YOU throwing the disc in a way that THE OTHER PERSON will be able to catch it.