Chad by Meriem, Algeria (photo-essay)

Recently, I was lucky enough to be a part of the International Slam Festival in Tchad called N'Djam "s'enflamme en Slam'. It was a very unique experience in which I discovered the REAL AFRICA! I am also African, and the clichés about Africa being a poor, 3rd world country was not apparent to me in … Continue reading Chad by Meriem, Algeria (photo-essay)

The Ever-Moving Kind by Ala Oueslati – Tunisia

The world has never been as connected as it is today. We defied space – and soon maybe time – and made it easier than ever to cross border, travel thousands of miles away, discover a land far away from home, and meet people different from us. This is the world we have known for … Continue reading The Ever-Moving Kind by Ala Oueslati – Tunisia

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

Death and All His Friends – YaLa in Jordan

Nothing prepares you for that moment when someone looks you in the eye and tells you they have lost a loved one to this war. No psychology degree can teach you how to keep your lungs and heart going when you know you've got nothing… Nothing to say or do that could bring their mother, … Continue reading Death and All His Friends – YaLa in Jordan

Never Again by Sarah Perle Benazera from Israel

We kill, we torture, we rape, we destroy, we hurt. I open the news and all I see is blood and pain… and no one taking responsibility. They kill, they torture, they rape; because they are Jews, they are Muslims, they are Christians, they are Atheists, they are Gay, they are Black, they are men, … Continue reading Never Again by Sarah Perle Benazera from Israel