“We have to go to church on Friday evening, but we’ll see you on Saturday!” With a quick goodbye to our friends, we followed our mom out of the building. It was a warm autumn afternoon in Birmingham; the trees were a riot of color, the sky was a crisp …Read More »
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In February this year, I was fortunate enough to have been one of the only two students from India invited to participate in Samsung Engineering’s first edition of Junior Eco-Engineering held in the bustling city of Seoul, South Korea. The extensive three day educational course saw 46 enthusiastic participants and …Read More »
It was my first time to travel abroad and I worked so hard to make it happen, for it is not easy for an Upper-Egyptian conservative family to let their only daughter travel very far away from home on her own. After being accepted by Fulbright to take part in …Read More »
“Memory can be a graveyard or it can be the true kingdom of man. The choice is before humanity.” –Elie Wiesel and Samuel Totten The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began on April 7, 1994. The night before the President of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana, was murdered when the plane …Read More »
Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are currently facing what United Nations calls the ‘World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis’ since its formation in 1945. With more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation, out of which 1.4 million are children, Africa is battling with one of the most …Read More »
“By limiting or denying freedom of speech and expression, we take away a lot of potential. We take away thoughts and ideas before they even have the opportunity to hatch” – Jill McCorkle Our freedom of speech is a freedom that was long fought and struggled for. It is …Read More »