Keep educated – No matter how cruel life gets

If the past five years of war have proven anything good at all, it is the saying that “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” It is true that the brutality of war bit into our souls, crushed our dreams, and stripped our lives of all means of happiness, but it also has taught us…

Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

Living in Syria has become so difficult and tragic, and at times this seems to be impossible day after day. We’ve lost everything we own in the war in Syria. I’ve lived through the worst times that Syria has faced during my life time. I am searching for better educational opportunity, so that I can gain the knowledge…

TEDxIIT

Two of the Syrian Women at IIT share their thoughts about TEDxIIT: “We are all looking forward to the TEDx event happening tomorrow (April 5th) at IIT. This year, we even have more reasons to be excited about this event, as our Syrian friend Raed Tawil will be there as one of the speakers. This…

TEDxIIT

In the previous months, I worked with an amazing team of students at Illinois Institute of Technology to organize a TEDx event (see www.ted.com/tedx for more information). This year we had the word “Exponential” as a theme for the talks. Organizing an event like that can be really challenging; it took us a lot of time and…