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Sharifah and her classmates at the Qalqiliya Boys’ Basic School
26 September 2013
When she started working as an attendant at the Qalqiliya Boys' Basic School, 64-year-old Sharifah Mohammad Ahmad Ali Mansour didn't know her life was about to change. She was alone tending her family’s farm following the death of her parents, and she thought that the position was just three months of employment...
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Raisin in the Sun
23 September 2013
Nineteen-year-old Rania*, a Palestine refugee from Damascus, describes her parents as "defenders of justice". Both her mother and her father are lawyers, and she is determined to follow their path and fight for the rights of others.
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18 September 2013
It started out as just a graduation project, but a system developed by three young women from a university in the West Bank might make you pause before reaching for your Google Glass.
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17 September 2013
Mirvat Jarrar, an assistant head teacher at the Baqa’a Elementary Girls School No. 3 in Jordan, isn’t content with always doing things the same way. “I’m not happy sitting still,” she said. “I want to move forward, changing and improving; I always try to develop myself.” This habit extends to her work; she likes to...
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17 September 2013
For most children, going back to school means returning to a familiar place and seeing old friends, but for Akram, a 12-year-old Palestine refugee in Syria, everything will be different when he starts sixth grade this fall.
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