Ammar, a Youth from Jordan
“Last year, I met a new student in my school. He seemed very messy and poorly dressed. I thought he was such a bad, careless and messy person. Then I got to know him better from English classes. He turned out to be a very well mannered, kind, and humbled person. I came to know that he lives in a family, with poor life conditions and limited sources, and that he was putting in so much effort to ear money, in order to help his family with their financial problems. At the end of the day, we became friends, and we got closer and closer with time. I really regret judging him without getting to know him better, that is why I will never do the same mistake again.”
Maryam, a Youth from Iraq
“When I was a young, my father was very obsessed with listening to music, even he used to play a musical instrument calling the oud, and I used to sit with him to listen to wonderful tune. I inherited the passion for music from my father. Music was taking me on a journey through time to different places that I only visit in my mind. It makes me happier, like a dose of both mental and physical comfortable. Is the only language in the world that is understood through hearing without indoctrination or educationI it calms and soothes the soul and helps to relax. Hearing music expresses emotions and feelings that language cannot express.
Saamia, a Youth from Saudi Arabia
“Nelson Mandela once said, ‘To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.’ Over the past week, I was able to drink clean water, eat food, practice my religion freely, and express my opinions. Even though we overlook these tiny actions, they actually are very important. This is because they represent our human rights. Since the day I was born, I had the right to adequate standard of living since I have shelter and all the basic necessities. I also had the right to acquire education. I went to school regularly. When I twisted my ankle and got hurt, I had the right to receive healthcare. . . . These are some of the many human rights that everyone has.”