Far Away From the Square

by Fatima, Egypt. I tell this story from the blurry memories of my younger self. I do remember that it was a time when the whole world seemed to stand still. Tomorrow was so unpredictable then. Yet somehow, and despite everything, it looked much brighter than before. What seemed like just another mundane Tuesday coinciding … Continue reading Far Away From the Square

My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders changed me. When I noticed the Facebook ads for the page the first time, I was about 22 years old and in my 6th year of medical school. It was interesting; the page was suggested by Facebook because one person I was following liked the page. I think it was a good … Continue reading My Journey towards education and humanity by Sarah, Egypt

One Day in the Revolution by Mostafa Amr from Egypt

It was a customary tradition in our school to wear whatever you liked on the last day of every semester, so you didn’t have to wear the school uniform. As a result, everyone was trying their best to wear their most beautiful clothes . I was 14 years old. I remember that I had a … Continue reading One Day in the Revolution by Mostafa Amr from Egypt

74 different countries by Karima Mohamadin, Egypt

It was 11 pm when my plane took off heading to Vietnam. I was so excited, anxious, and happy because not only would I represent Egypt in an international competition, but I would also meet new people from 74 different countries in the competition. I didn't close my eyes to sleep for even half an … Continue reading 74 different countries by Karima Mohamadin, Egypt

The Egyptian Revolution by Omar Shalan, Egypt

On January 25, 2011 was the date of the greatest event that ever happened to me. It changed many things about my personality and my viewpoint. I am proud that I was one of the participants in the Egyptian revolution and I was in the sit-in at AL Tahrir Square. We sat until the departure … Continue reading The Egyptian Revolution by Omar Shalan, Egypt

Beautiful Egypt by Omar Shaalan, Egypt

Everyone had heard about tourism destinations in Egypt, but not everyone knows that a city in Egypt called Luxor contains 1/3 rd of the world's monuments. There are also so many touristic destination that can easily compete with the best beaches in the world.  You may not even believe the things there are in Egypt. … Continue reading Beautiful Egypt by Omar Shaalan, Egypt

What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

It was a cold evening in Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in the middle of Cairo, Egypt. I was sitting among almost 3,000 asylum seekers from Sudan and South Sudan; we were there for a sit-in against the United Nation Commission for Refugee’s (UNHCR) new policy toward Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees in Egypt. The square is … Continue reading What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan