When I was younger, my parents got divorced. with my mother we had to relocate to another far away city, where it was so hard for us to live. I faced many challenges there. I lost the life that I had before, and all my old friends. Simply, my childhood was very difficult, filled with … Continue reading Getting Out of My Shell by Bahdja Sehli – Algeria
"I never thought I would become an English teacher," my mother said. This story I am going to tell is my mother's. I dreamed of being a doctor, I always have. My father told me, “Just pass your Tawjihi exam with a high mark and I will send you to France, to study medicine.” I … Continue reading Any port in a storm by Duha, Palestine
Once upon a time, I was in Amman, Jordan waiting to receive the permit from the Israeli side to pass into Gaza after completing my Master studies abroad. I spent six days visiting the beautiful city places until I met the incredible girl called Abeer. Abeer is a Palestinian girl from Nablus who resides in … Continue reading God’s Gift by S., Gaza
PALESTINE — Favoritism is a poem written by Afnan, an alum of the YaLa Citizen Journalism Program.
27,300,000: This is the number of the highly educated foreign born in developed countries in 2010. 16,050,000: This was the number in 2000. A 70% increase in a decade. Intriguing, isn’t it? Almost appalling. The question begs to be asked: Why? Why do so many educated young men and women seek life away from home? Between … Continue reading Brain Drain by Firdaousse Ouknider from Morocco