Syrian Refugees Get a Taste of ‘La Vida Loca’ in Lebanon

Syrian Refugees Get a Taste of ‘La Vida Loca’ in Lebanon

    Friendly games of football and a singalong to the hit song “Maria” with everyone’s favorite Puerto Rican singer, Ricky Martin, brought a sense of joy on a humanitarian trip to Northern Lebanon to visit Syrian children living in Lebanese refugee camps. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador was visiting Zahleh, in the Bekaa Valley, and Minnieh […]

PCRF To Treat Kids With Cancer in Gaza For Free!

PCRF To Treat Kids With Cancer in Gaza For Free!

  Many of us have a scarce recollection of our early childhood, for eight-year-olds in Gaza it’s hard to erase the horrific images of the three wars they’ve witnessed since birth. Beside the dangers of living under Israeli siege, livelihood is extremely poor, (Gaza is running out of clean water) and healthcare is luxury; it’s tragedy […]

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

It seems weird, right? Going against our cultural norms or what most would refer to as “human nature”. A desire for life-long companionship through a spouse and offspring. We were raised with the concept set as life goals in our society. A goal that once is achieved, we are meant to feel some sort of […]

Dear Egyptian Idiots, Stop Asking Moms Why Their Kids Are Uglier Than Them

Dear Egyptian Idiots, Stop Asking Moms Why Their Kids Are Uglier Than Them

Every week I read a status on Facebook of mothers complaining about comments they get in the street by strangers about their kids’ looks. I’ve always found these useless remarks frustrating, especially that parents are usually initially shocked that they fail to tell the stranger to eff off. Now that I’m a mother, I became […]

Let’s Make The Hashtag #محاكمة_مدرسة_الفيوتشر_لاغتصاب_الاطفال Go Viral

Let’s Make The Hashtag #محاكمة_مدرسة_الفيوتشر_لاغتصاب_الاطفال Go Viral

A horrific status is being shared by every Egyptian as we speak about a case of child sexual abuse in Futures British School in Egypt. As a parent, I feel helpless, angry and sleepless. I can’t even begin to imagine how the parents of the sexually violated children must feel right now. A parent has […]

Single Egyptian Women Over 30: Would You Freeze Your Eggs?

Single Egyptian Women Over 30: Would You Freeze Your Eggs?

  Women have one major concern when it comes to being single: motherhood. The peer pressure females everywhere are subjected to and fear of their own biological clocks is unbearable. Most of us at one point of our lives rushed ourselves into relationships that had no potential because what if we wait and never find the […]

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

In a country where discrimination, ignorance and stereotyping seem to dominate, people on the autism spectrum often end up being excluded from society. Due to misconceptions regarding autism, people automatically assume that an autistic person is incapable of communicating or thriving in any field of work. The condition has an extremely wide range, where every affected […]

10 Life Lessons We Should Learn From Children

10 Life Lessons We Should Learn From Children

By Merna Abdelaziz Sakr

When we think of a child, we think of an innocent soul that has an endless stream of new things to learn. We think of an adorable, tiny version of ourselves that needs to absorb our way of life and learn to live it. Every parent makes it his or her life’s mission to teach and […]

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

We’re lucky we don’t have to worry about managing a household until we’re actually married. And though I’m grateful to not be paying the bills and having the responsibility of an entire house, there is a time when staying with your parents for too long is more damaging than healthy. Although we should feel that […]

#Esma3ny: Run to Help Kids with Hearing Loss

#Esma3ny: Run to Help Kids with Hearing Loss

  This Friday, Nov. 6 the Awareness Run Against Hearing Loss is taking place in Zamalek at 7 AM.  The #Esma3ny campaign promotes awareness for hearing loss in children and calls attention to the importance of prevention and early detection. More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the first  campaign for hearing loss […]