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Israa : I Started Studying Human Rights and Promised Myself to Always Help the Oppressed

70 km back and forth is how much it takes me to get to my university every day. My house lies on the southernmost, on the Palestinian-Egyptian boarders. Even though this is a daily struggle, it had its influence on my life. After I graduated high school with an average …

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Walid El-Hout: Voluntary Work Is Undoubtedly a Personal and Social Commitment

Eight years ago, I was one of 10 students chosen by UNRWA to resemble Palestine during a visit to South Africa concerning human rights. During that visit, we got a chance to attend the Spain-Portugal World Cup match. As students from Palestine, BBC interviewed us, and, as expected, the focus …

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Eljourani: Education is the Strongest Sword for Women

As an attempt to afford our pocket money, my father put a swing in front of our simple house. He is my source of pride; even though he has been out of work for long time now, he does his best to fulfil our ambitions. I grew up in Jabalia …

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Noha AlAfifi: I Do Not Believe in What Is Called “The Hierarchy of Fields”

I graduated high school from the scientific stream with a GPA of 99.2%, and, to everyone’s surprise, I started studying English Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza. I was criticized by lots of people; how could someone with such a high GPA study English in favor of the stereotypical …

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Tasneem Isa: I Am the Daughter of the Simple Stall Seller, and I am Proud

One day when I was younger, I was visiting my friend at her house. Her father asked me about the name of my father, and I remember answering him with eyes full of pride. However, his response shattered my heart; he addressed his daughter saying that he knew my father. …

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Rimaz: Reach Education Fund Paved the Way for My Education Journey

When I was just three years old, my father passed away. We felt very empty inside; he was such a great caring father. He loved all his five daughters and worked his best to provide them with a perfect life. However, after a couple of days of his loss, my …

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Mohammed Abu Al-Rob:  Reach Education Fund Has Drastically Improved My Life

When I was 10, my father got released from Israeli prisons. My younger brother, Hammam, and I managed our time between our school and farming. Our bodies were too fragile to handle all this burden; however, we had no other choice. After all his years in prison, our father was …

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Amany AlSir: The Powerful Student that Overcame Loss

One day during high school, the principle of my school called me while I was doing an English pilot test. The only thing she said is that my family needed me. I went home to my shock: my father had passed away. He was not sick to begin with, he …

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