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Kholoud Al Ajarma

University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
I am a Palestinian refugee; at the age 14, I started volunteering for several NGOs that worked with young people. Combining education, arts, and advocacy work together with youth development in my work, I develop educational and training materials based on peace education, photography and film-production to allow young people to work together for community cohesion and resilience. I have used this approach in working with hundreds of refugee youth and children which I found very successfully especially when using art-based education and alternative creative advocacy tools. I worked with thousands of refugees developing educational materials in the MENA region, Latin America and Europe.