In August, we hosted 32 inspiring young humans for our first ever LEAD Palestine summer leadership camp. Between the ages 10-15 and hailing from New Askar refugee camp in Nablus, Palestine, these are the beautiful faces and personalities of our LEADers. 

Congratulations to the first LEAD Palestine graduating class: Class of Summer 2017!

 

Hamza Abu Hantash, age 15

What is your favorite subject in school? English, because it teaches me the words and cultures of people from other places. What makes you happy? To be successful in something that I hope to achieve. I want to be a famous scientist and a legendary football player like Ramos. What are your hobbies? X-box, because it has beautiful and exciting games like FIFA, and football, because it makes me move and makes me confident.

What is your favorite subject in school?

English, because it teaches me the words and cultures of people from other places.

What makes you happy?

To be successful in something that I hope to achieve. I want to be a famous scientist and a legendary football player like Ramos.

What are your hobbies?

X-box, because it has beautiful and exciting games like FIFA, and football, because it makes me move and makes me confident.

Ibrahim Abu Hamdad, age 10

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports, because I want to be a football player. 2. What makes you happy? Swimming, because it makes me move and be active. What are your hobbies? Arm wrestling, because I am proud when I win in front of my friends.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports, because I want to be a football player.

2. What makes you happy?

Swimming, because it makes me move and be active.

What are your hobbies?

Arm wrestling, because I am proud when I win in front of my friends.

Malek Yaesh, age 11

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports, because it makes you powerful and have more muscles. 2. What makes you happy? Praying, because it makes you closer to God. 3. What are your hobbies? Singing, swimming, football, praying

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports, because it makes you powerful and have more muscles.

2. What makes you happy?

Praying, because it makes you closer to God.

3. What are your hobbies?

Singing, swimming, football, praying

Abdul Rahman Abu Hantash, age 12

What is your favorite subject in school? Religion, because it teaches you how to be a better person and how to have good Islamic morals. 2. What makes you happy? Swimming, because it is entertaining. 3. What are your hobbies? Playing soccer, swimming, Xbox, and certain kinds of studying.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Religion, because it teaches you how to be a better person and how to have good Islamic morals.

2. What makes you happy?

Swimming, because it is entertaining.

3. What are your hobbies?

Playing soccer, swimming, Xbox, and certain kinds of studying.

Dua’a Al Dasi, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic and script handwriting. What makes you happy? Field trips, summer camps, chips, and Shahad (my friend). What are your hobbies? Writing, drawing, and sitting with Shahad.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic and script handwriting.

What makes you happy?

Field trips, summer camps, chips, and Shahad (my friend).

What are your hobbies?

Writing, drawing, and sitting with Shahad.

Shahed Abu Hamde, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic, because I like to read. What makes you happy? My friends, especially Dua’a Al Dasi. What are your hobbies? Reading!

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic, because I like to read.

What makes you happy?

My friends, especially Dua’a Al Dasi.

What are your hobbies?

Reading!

Tagreed Al Rafawi, age 15

What is your favorite subject in school? English What makes you happy? Telling jokes, laughing with other people, getting to know other people, Dabka dance What are your hobbies? Swimming

What is your favorite subject in school?

English

What makes you happy?

Telling jokes, laughing with other people, getting to know other people, Dabka dance

What are your hobbies?

Swimming

Sheema Abu Adas, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? Citizenship class, history, and geography. What makes you happy? Laughing and sharing with others. What are your hobbies? Swimming and Dabka dance.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Citizenship class, history, and geography.

What makes you happy?

Laughing and sharing with others.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming and Dabka dance.

Ali Shaweesh, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? Geography, because I love to discover the Earth and the environment. What makes you happy? I am happiest when I discover new things in life. What are your hobbies? Dabka, gymnastics and swimming.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Geography, because I love to discover the Earth and the environment.

What makes you happy?

I am happiest when I discover new things in life.

What are your hobbies?

Dabka, gymnastics and swimming.

Ayman Abu Ghalyon, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? History, because it is a beautiful subject. I like to discover new things about people, nations and ancient history. What makes you happy? Seeing my friend Taha. What are your hobbies? Cars

What is your favorite subject in school?

History, because it is a beautiful subject. I like to discover new things about people, nations and ancient history.

What makes you happy?

Seeing my friend Taha.

What are your hobbies?

Cars

Mohammad Al Tiq, age 15

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports class is my favorite because I am good at sports. I also like moral class because it teaches me more about my own country. What makes you happy? Money, telling jokes; especially with my friend Ali. What are your hobbies? Football and swimming.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports class is my favorite because I am good at sports. I also like moral class because it teaches me more about my own country.

What makes you happy?

Money, telling jokes; especially with my friend Ali.

What are your hobbies?

Football and swimming.

Hanan Karim, age 11

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports. What makes you happy? Participating in programs like LEAD Palestine. The secret to success is cooperation. What are your hobbies? Swimming.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports.

What makes you happy?

Participating in programs like LEAD Palestine. The secret to success is cooperation.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming.

Philistine Al Jalad, age 10

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Hanging out with friends. What are your hobbies? Swimming and drawing.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Hanging out with friends.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming and drawing.

Amal Abu Keshek, age 16

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports What makes you happy? Hanging out with friends, sharing and cooperating with others, being involved in activities and being a part of LEAD Palestine. We can change the future if we work for it. What are your hobbies? Swimming, soccer and volleyball.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports

What makes you happy?

Hanging out with friends, sharing and cooperating with others, being involved in activities and being a part of LEAD Palestine. We can change the future if we work for it.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming, soccer and volleyball.

Wasan Khalad, age 15

What is your favorite subject in school? Biology and science. I like discovering the human body and life and how humans are made. I love to spend time in science labs. What makes you happy? Being around my family because I love them so much. I want them to be healthy and happy. If they are happy, I will be happy. I also love spending time with friends. What are your hobbies? Swimming, but I cannot swim. "I learned from this camp that to be a leader is to achieve the goals that you wish to achieve. A good leader is someone who volunteers to do good. This will help better our society."

What is your favorite subject in school?

Biology and science. I like discovering the human body and life and how humans are made. I love to spend time in science labs.

What makes you happy?

Being around my family because I love them so much. I want them to be healthy and happy. If they are happy, I will be happy. I also love spending time with friends.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming, but I cannot swim.

"I learned from this camp that to be a leader is to achieve the goals that you wish to achieve. A good leader is someone who volunteers to do good. This will help better our society."

Tala A-Jouri, age 14

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Seeing my friends and all the people that I love. What are your hobbies? Swimming and riding horses. I want to be a teacher.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Seeing my friends and all the people that I love.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming and riding horses. I want to be a teacher.

Abrar Abu Zaid, age 11

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Seeing Bayan, Fatma and Majd (LEAD Palestine counselors). What are your hobbies? Fashion, I want to be a fashion designer.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Seeing Bayan, Fatma and Majd (LEAD Palestine counselors).

What are your hobbies?

Fashion, I want to be a fashion designer.

Awad Abu Zaid, age 13

What is your favorite subject in school? History, because I love to discover new cultures and nations. What makes you happy? Praying because it brings me closer to God. What are your hobbies? Swimming.

What is your favorite subject in school?

History, because I love to discover new cultures and nations.

What makes you happy?

Praying because it brings me closer to God.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming.

Abdul Rahman Jarbowa, age 12

What is your favorite subject in school? English What makes you happy? Playing games because it makes me smile. What are your hobbies? Reading, because it helps me gain knowledge.

What is your favorite subject in school?

English

What makes you happy?

Playing games because it makes me smile.

What are your hobbies?

Reading, because it helps me gain knowledge.

Aya Abu Hamdad, age 13

What is your favorite subject in school? English What makes you happy? Romance What are your hobbies? Traveling

What is your favorite subject in school?

English

What makes you happy?

Romance

What are your hobbies?

Traveling

Aya Handoumeh, age 12

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Being around my family and spending time at the Center with you all at LEAD. What are your hobbies? Dancing Zumba, drawing, swimming

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Being around my family and spending time at the Center with you all at LEAD.

What are your hobbies?

Dancing Zumba, drawing, swimming

Mahmoud Al Sheik Othman, age 15

What is your favorite subject in school? Sports, because I don’t like the normal educational system of doing things like sitting in a classroom. I like to practice what I’m good at. What makes you happy? Listening to athletes, money, and friends. What are your hobbies? Swimming

What is your favorite subject in school?

Sports, because I don’t like the normal educational system of doing things like sitting in a classroom. I like to practice what I’m good at.

What makes you happy?

Listening to athletes, money, and friends.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming

Noor Karim, age 11

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Playing! What is your favorite thing you learned at this camp? I learned teamwork and how to share with others.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Playing!

What is your favorite thing you learned at this camp?

I learned teamwork and how to share with others.

Tala Karem, age 12

What is your favorite subject in school? Arabic What makes you happy? Spending time with my mother. What are your hobbies? Swimming

What is your favorite subject in school?

Arabic

What makes you happy?

Spending time with my mother.

What are your hobbies?

Swimming

Alia Abu Zir, age 13

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Abrar Abu Zaid, age 10

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Aseel Abu Shanab, age 14

Darweesh Al-Tiq, age 13

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