by Haythem Dababbi What did I do? Finally, I’m in DC. I’m visiting the USA for 6 weeks as a part of my participation in the professional fellows program which is a program organized by Legacy International and financed by the US state department along with other young leaders from Morocco and Tunisia. During the…

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by Selma Bennis (EN) This year’s Professional Fellows Program participants consist of 8 Moroccans and 8 Tunisians, selected by the US Department of States to participate in an exchange program in Washigton DC. One of the wishes of the program is the transfer of expertise. But do we really need content and knowledge in Morocco?…

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I remember Abraham Maslow’s quote that says “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” The choices we make put us on a pathway to find out who we are, where we came from, and why we are here. Months ago, I decided to choose to…

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“…In other words, in a way that is profoundly at war with our founding ideals, poverty breeds deeper poverty; lack of educational achievement breeds deeper academic failure; and broken families are the surest predictor of more broken families in the next generation and the generation beyond that. This is a sentence of unequal opportunity for…

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If I have to summarize what I’m living now in the Professional Fellowship Program, the word would be “Challenge.” The same challenge was raised by the Algerian youth 63 years ago, on the 1st day of November 1954, when they wrote history, a history in which young people moved from the idea to the field,…

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“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” – Paulo Coelho. Being here is not coincidental, it is part of our dreams that we believe in, which took wings and flew—through Legacy—to discover each other and exchange experiences. We, the Algerian and Egyptian delegations, belong to North Africa where we…

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Have you ever felt this strong sensation when you meet somebody for the first time as if you have known them forever? Like love … But it’s not. Sometimes life puts in your way perfect strangers who become, day after day, an inseparable part of your life. Before starting this experience, I admit that I…

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My name is Hamza Berrouane and I am from beautiful Algeria. In my country, I work in civic society and the focus of all my projects and activities is youth development, so I consider myself very lucky to be placed in an organization that shares the same goals and focuses like “Youth Service America.” I…

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I always have in mind Helen Keller’s quote “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” and I truly believe that real change does not happen with one person, or one organization, but that it’s a collective effort. For some time I have been thinking about my work, on the impact…

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