My name is Wafaa, I graduated from the university with a very good grade. I then specialized in media studies and volunteered in a number of associations that promote human rights, especially women rights in Palestine. While working as a journalist in a number of local newspapers, I focused on writing about the political and socio-economic aspect of the reality with a particular interest in telling humanitarian stories.
After having being involved in a number of projects promoting the exchange of cultures and experiences between Eastern and Western countries, I worked as a project coordinator and as a young leadership trainer. I prepared television and radio programs and documented the various wars that my city, the Gaza strip, faced.
One year and 6 months ago “life”, the chance took me to Luxembourg where I recently obtained all the documents that allow me to be a resident in Luxembourg.
I like to be active in the community. I have recently founded, with some peers, an association called “Integration Media”, with which I hope to be able to achieve many projects on which I’m working on.
I would like to say that Luxembourg has given me the security and peace that I have been deprived of in my motherland and the freedom that I dreamt of for many years. I am grateful to the Luxembourg, but this has not prevented me from continuing to love my culture, wanting to share it with others as well as learning about others’ culture.
I appreciate very much in Luxembourg the manner in which the Duke and the Duchess deal with citizens, and the policies pursued by the Luxembourg government to create a compatible civil society in various fields, and the most interesting things that caught my attention in Luxembourg is the cultural diversity and the obvious community mix.
I enjoy it here; I was surprised by some things of which I would like to write about in the blog.
I can describe my life here by some feelings such as : Security, New lifestyle, Patience.
I have good relation with Luxembourg city, because it’s the first city which have welcomed me after a long journey.
I have in Luxembourg good memories. Luxembourg is my sweet home, my love, my darling friends, my work …. Vianden, the second city which I love, it’s very beautiful, I love the castle of Vianden, it really describes Luxembourgish history.
Do you want to know an arabic word difficult to be translated in other languages?
“keffiyeh” or “kufiy“, a traditional men headdress that a has become the symbol of Palestinian struggle.