It was only a few months ago when 16-year-old Osama Al-Adarbah seemed to have few options. He was out of school and out of a job, and as a Palestine refugee living in Amman New Camp (known locally as Wehdat), prospects were already grim.
A diverse set of voices including a rapper, a filmmaker, researchers and diplomats, came together last week at the UN in New York to discuss the multitude of challenges faced by young people caught up in humanitarian crises.
There is no lack of diverse opinions in the West Bank on a range of issues, and nowhere is that more evident than in football. It would be difficult to find a Palestinian without a favourite team and player, and that enthusiasm for the sport is apparent even among the younger generations.
An UNRWA school in Amman ranked first in their area and third across Jordan in a competition organised by the British-based Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA), which gave awards to the best exhibitions demonstrating the importance of protecting animals and the environment.
“Engaging Youth: Palestine Refugee Youth in a Changing Middle East” saw world leaders and opinion makers, civil society and Palestinian refugee youth come together to discuss their concerns in a frank, open manner.