How does one build empathy and compassion in a country that has been spared much of the violence, upheaval, and economic hardships experienced all around it? And how does one get children to engage in the real world, outside of school walls? For Noha Mahdi, the answer was The Mawada Project.
Mawada, which means fellowship in Arabic, provides educational community service and volunteer opportunities for children aged nine and above. The project’s goal is to provide transformative learning experiences for children that will shape them as thoughtful, responsible, and contributing young leaders and shapers of the future.