Live from the news desk, bringing you the latest updates from our community around the globe! We’ll be sharing a monthly news bulletin summarizing the activities, stories and developments happening across our programs and locations.

Why now? Over the past months, and since the Covid-19 outbreak, our community of youth, volunteers, mentors, fellows, donors and supporters has grown exponentially. As we grew, we maintained a focus on a solid foundation of shared values and a common goal.

Our values are: Care, Commitment, Creativity and Curiosity.

Our common goal is to build a virtual community of like-minded individuals who believe in life-long learning for all, youth empowerment, collaboration, and employing technology for change.

We share our news to invite you to learn, critique, spread our news, and collaborate with us.

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# Maher Fattouh shared his views on The Art Of Reading in a webinar he presented on January 15th. Maher is the first edSeed scholar to present a webinar to his edSeed community.
# Lina Salah coached edSeed scholars and volunteers in a short meditation journey: Clear your mind. Lina is the second edSeed scholar to share her skills with our community.
# On February 12th, Hossam Fahr will speak to our community with “Poetry as an Expression of Identity: Selections from the Work of Salah Jahine, Amin Haddad, and Tamim Barghouti.” Hossam Fahr is an Egyptian novelist, translator/interpreter, and career United Nations civil servant.
#On Friday, February 19th, Zena Takieddine will be leading a webinar on “Trauma, Resilience and the Natural Intelligence of the Body.”

#Congratulations to @Nivine Atwani for making the Dean’s List!

#Please welcome Enas Al-Ksoor, married with two children, and determined to be the light to her children and others. Enas is seeking a degree in medical laboratory sciences @ Zarqa University.

#Please welcome Lina Salah, seeking a master’s degree in Art Therapy. Inspired by Amanda Gordon, the Youth American poet laureate, Lina will “step into the past” and aspire to heal through art.

#edSeed community member Aghyad Albalkhi continues to alert students about scholarship opportunities for Syrian students in Jordan. Thank you, Aghyad!

#Community news: through a network of volunteers and advisors, Mariam abuHashish is being reunited with her oud from Gaza to Jerusalem to Cairo. Thank you to our amazing advisor Huda Imam for your help.

#edSeed: 48 Students and stakeholders in Gaza, Amman, Athens, Riyadh, NY, Beirut, LA, and Jerusalem attended edSeed’s 2021 Part I Orientation. We want to welcome them all to our family.

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