Students in their own words

There is a story and a long road that every student in Palestine goes through to reach university.

This challenge is not only academic. Of course, students have to work hard in high school in order to be accepted and then double their efforts in the
university as all students in the world must do, but this is only one part of the challenge.

By Lama Mansour

As Palestinians Take the High Road

Last year the University of Manchester Students’ Union mandated The Mancunion to feature the stories of students at Al-Najah University, which our students’ union is twinned with. Al-Najah is based in Nablus, in the West Bank. The aim of this is to show the everyday experiences of students in the Palestinian territories. Here is an account given by student Sa’ed Abu Ayash.

By Saed Abu Ayash

Stories from the West Bank: A Curfew Day in the Camp

Memories are unexpected guests who roam around uninvited. Memories are accidents and actions and those have been common in my life. The life I had as a small girl living in the city of Nablus in the Palestinian West Bank was never an easy life nor was it a normal one. I grew up in a time when my city lost its harmony and peace: those were the days of the Israeli invasion from 2000-2005. Soon I became a wild teenager and like most teenagers you end up doing something stupid, but I cannot consider it stupid as I recall the feeling that drove me to it: suffocation.

By Zeina Ramadan

Waiting to cross

Mohammed describes the human tragedy behind the cold statistics of the occupation.

Mohammed is a fifth year student at An Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine. He studies industrial engineering.
They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but when it comes to grasping the reality of life in Palestine, sometimes 1,000 words is better than a picture.

By Mohammed Zuhier Dwikat

http://mancunion.com/2012/02/27/the-lives-behind-the-numbers

At 28 years old, Amjad Sofan feels he has missed the train of education and, at this point in his life, will not be able…

By Lama Mansour

http://mancunion.com/2012/02/13/palestinian-lost-ambitions/

Even while under oppressive Arab regimes, Arab people have remained faithful to Palestine, but, in light of this support, what have Palestinian citizens and more specifically the Palestinian government given in return, especially in the case of the ongoing struggle in Syria?

By Bilal Abu Jafar

http://mancunion.com/2012/04/05/palestinians-should-be-the-first-to-support-the-syrians/


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