Informal Education: A stepping stone for a bright future

“I want to go back to my home, my games and to my bed.”

The words of Nabil, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee, tell the story of a life abruptly interrupted.

Nabil fled his home with his mother, father and four siblings three years after the outbreak of conflict in Syria. His eyes fixed on the past and feet planted in the emptiness of the present—it seemed impossible for him to walk forward.

Whatever hope he might have felt upon escaping their war-torn homeland was quickly crushed upon arriving in Jordan’s Zaatari camp. The bed Nabil used to sleep on in his home...MORE

Youth as Renovators - Thoughts on International Youth Day

I hate kitchen remodeling. It’s the worst.  My wife and I dove into this dangerous, dangerous world a little over a year ago when we decided to renovate the kitchen in our century old house. 
One of my biggest challenges in the beginning was imagining what the new kitchen could or should look like. I knew the functionality of the old was insufficient for our needs, but I couldn’t get beyond the structure and layout that I was so used to working in. 
To help us get outside our creative boxes and limitations, we brought in some carpenters and builders to hear...MORE


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