Such a bitter sweet feeling it is to write the last blog! Yet, it is not the end. I am very sure it will definitely be a new bright beginning. MEPI has been a great journey for all of us. Not only have we benefited from each educational session, but our learning experience has exceeded the ordinary expectations to reach a flabbergasting and enlightening adventure that helped us discover our ultimate potentials.
When I first saw a Facebook post about MEPI, I said: “Let me give it a shot.” It was a mere coincidence. Never did I imagine that this coincidence would become the best life experience I will ever have.
With the other UDs, I learned so much about the different Arab cultures and traditions. From Ibtisam, Hamou and Kabira, I explored the Amazigh civilization and status, while Zuha and Atef nurtured my deep longing to promenade in the old streets of beautiful Damascus. Shaza, Fatoom, Hajar and Abdullah made sure to enrich my modest dictionary with Arabian Gulf keywords and expressions.
Most importantly, Mutah, Lu’ay, and Aseel filled me with information and breathtaking descriptions of our one and only Palestine. My love of Tunisia increased after I met Souha, Nesrina, and Med for they have amazed me with their decent manners and sweet gestures. Nassim, I will remember you every time I see a new city/Vegas! Ahmed, one day- cause I know we will meet again- I will take revenge on you and take funny sleeping photos of you. I also learnt about Yemeni coffee from Lisa and Wardah, and I imagined visiting Petra with the help of Israa and Khaled. Though I know so much about Egypt, Mahmoud promoted my knowledge of its political life. Finally, Romel introduced me a bit to the Syriac habits and demonstrated the noble Iraqi morals.
Last but not least, our dear mentors have guaranteed to make our experience an exquisite one. With their full dedication and spectacular generosity, they provided us with the best guidance ever and they helped us survive our homesickness.
I can never be more thankful for meeting such an amazing group of people! I love and will miss you all.
Oh, I almost forgot, Happy Birthday Muath!