The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

 Since my childhood education was a necessity in our family, the very reason to live. We should study hard, be the best and have good grades. Money was not an issue when it came to books or extra-classes, especially classes related to science and mathematics. I have never questioned this "Program" we lived in, it … Continue reading The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Reading other people’s stories, I realize how hard it is to have grown up in war zones, conflict areas, and to have gone through major losses. As for me, I did not grow up in a conflict zone and did not see loved ones die at my sight but I still believe that my life … Continue reading Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

It was my summer vacation in 2013. It was about a year after my army service and I was thrilled to plan my vacation with a good Polish friend I met while traveling. We decided to meet in Budapest, Hungary. Two Israeli girls and two Polish girls, quite a combination. You can imagine that travelling … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, Palestine

It was the summer and I had spent the night studying for my last math exam the next morning. It was a very hard time. I was very stressed and a strange ominous feeling surrounding me. I was a student in the ninth grade, which is also called third preparatory class. That year, there was … Continue reading Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, Palestine

The Caterpillar Effect by Zineb, Morocco

I wake up every day to the sound of Azhan (prayer’s call), I get up and wash myself in order to pray and make mom happy. I lie to her, I lie to myself and I lie to everyone around me but why? Because I really want to fit in. I want to be this … Continue reading The Caterpillar Effect by Zineb, Morocco