By: Abrar Hussein | Germany/Palestine
Zajel 2015: A great life experience! When I applied to the Zajel programme, I was looking for a new challenge. Volunteering and meeting new people at An-Najah, I fulfilled this goal.
I worked with a fellow volunteer to create a course in public speaking which attracted a full class of students. All of the students were very eager to learn new things and were very open to new concepts. Through games and debates, we were also able to help the students build their confidence in speaking the English language and shared many laughs in the process.
Through Zajel, I had the chance to meet other volunteers from all over the world and experience Palestine with them through trips around this beautiful country. It was inspiring to see how people from across Europe loved Palestine after having been here for just few days. The Zajel group became like my family during this short time and I really feel that the experiences at Zajel became a part of my personality, identity and liberty. Hope to see you as soon as possible my dear friends!