Reimagining the future

While growing up, I never knew I would be a teacher someday. I didn’t appreciate a profession that promised rewards only in heaven. I was of the opinion that if one worked tirelessly for eight hours, 5 days a week; impacting lives and molding future leaders, the relevant rewards should be non-negotiable. The saying, “life…

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The Price for Peace

The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on 2nd October, the birthday of the great peace movement leader, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi led the successful and peaceful movement for India’s independence from British rule and his ideals continue to inspire civil movements and freedom actions across the world. Today, it seems like peaceful protests, peaceful demands…

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International Literacy Day

“Literacy is the first step towards freedom, towards liberation from social and economic constraints. It is the prerequisite for development, both individual and collective. It reduces poverty and inequality, creates wealth, and helps to eradicate problems of nutrition and public health.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UNESCO Message on the occasion of the International…

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Only Human

Time: 16:28 — (GMT +3) Location: Canal Hotel D-day: August 13, 2003 Close your eyes and imagine with me for a second. You’re in a sauna room and it’s everything you ever anticipated – just the right amount of humid, steamy but not necessarily dry such that you can feel your skin wrinkling, beads of…

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empowHER

As kids, we all grew up having one hero or the other, shaping how we perceived life and how we always hoped it would be. Our heroes were invincible, fearless, possessed super powers and abilities. They were unstoppable. We believed we could always count on them. . .we probably could bet our young adorable lives…

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Posterity and Us

The world is a deliberate creation. It was made for love, it was made for compassion, and it was made for action. As human beings, we must translate our innermost feeling into showing compassion towards humanity. We have children in many communities who feel ostracized from the beauty of what life offers. Sharing love and…

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Securing Her Future

At Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation, we know that neglecting the reality of child marriages in Africa and across the world leads to devastating consequences. We advocate for girls because they are the future of the next generation of women. If girls and women don’t know how to fight for their rights or why they should fight…

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Toward A More Sustainable World

Due to the increasing rate of multidimensional poverty in most developing countries, it has become common to see a lot of children roaming the streets, begging and engaging in different activities in order to survive. Some families have had their economic situations impacted negatively and investing in their children’s education seems to be a waste…

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