Afamiyah: the City of Old Treasures

Afamiyah: the City of Old Treasures

I am Fatema from Hama governorate. Hama is considered an historical city that dates back to before Christ and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Afamiyah, part of Hama, is nicknamed Abi AlFedaa. It is famous for its water wheels and archeological sites. I was...

The VIP.fund News Roundup

The VIP.fund News Roundup

Live from the VIP.fund news desk, bringing you the latest updates from our community across the globe! We’ll be sharing regular news bulletins summarizing the activities, stories, and developments happening across our programs and locations. Why now? Over the past...

Happy or sad, these are our stories!

Happy or sad, these are our stories!

Have you drawn your own path yet? This story of your life, full of achievement and innovation: would it be complete if you weren’t its hero? I drew my story from a young age, but I did not know that it would contain many colors, guests, and fleeting heroes. Each of us...

Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

We laugh and cry, feel happy and sad, angry and calm. We can feel everything around us, but sometimes we just can’t feel what goes on inside us. What does it mean when we fail to connect with our inner self? What could our silence sometimes mean? Or the comfort that...

My Experience With Volunteering

My Experience With Volunteering

After the spread of the coronavirus and with people staying at home, many negative thoughts spread among young people due to emptiness and the feeling of laziness and wasting time. Their studies, work, and all activities they were doing stopped, and all people were...

Al Hakawati in Damascus

Al Hakawati in Damascus

Al Hakawati (The Storyteller). This title is well known to many Syrians, especially residents of Damascus, whose tradition it is to gather in cafes to listen to the stories narrated by ‘al hakawati.’ These were not just ordinary stories, but stories from history, such...

Integrated but Segregated

Integrated but Segregated

Syrian Refugee Students’ Reflections of Space in Jordan’s Double-Shift Schools After experiencing disruption, pain, and unimaginable loss, Syrian children arrived in Jordan and desperately hoped to regain their childhood and be students, friends, and aspiring...

A Promise Across the Atlantic Sparking the Flame of Hope

A Promise Across the Atlantic Sparking the Flame of Hope

A Promise Across the Atlantic. Growing up in an Arab culture, I learned that Arab geographers called the Atlantic “the Sea ofDarkness” – bahr al Thouloumat. Little I knew it would be the source of a spark that lit theflame of hope inside me. I have always wondered...