I have grown up with two different cultures that have played a major role in shaping me into the person I am today. Coming from a mixed heritage has exposed me to different Oriental and Western traditions and ways of life which have helped me to have a certain open-mindedness.
One passion that is very close to my heart is humanity and understanding people. I believe in treating everyone with kindness and compassion. People who have met me, mostly my close friends say that I live in my “own little fairytale,” where I am able to see the beauty in all people. Although some might say that this is naive, I know that passing judgement on people does not help the world progress. Learning the stories and struggles of people has taught me to be tolerant and generous to everyone. My life hasn’t been easy and I am proud that I faced all these things alone. Instead of repressing negative experiences, I turned them into a desire to make the world around me a better place. My mother left to live in France and I felt abandoned. Every day, I make sure that everyone knows that someone is there for them. I think that if I can find the positive aspects of every single person, they will show you how beautiful humanity is. I think there’s something to learn from everyone which is why I aspire to meet people from all around the world.
I have always been passionate about travelling.I’ve been to 11 different countries and I hope that as I grow, I will be able to experience many more. When I am travelling, I am able to discover myself. I feel myself grow as a person with each bite of knowledge that I come across. For example, I went to Cambodia in February. This place really inspired me, the people I met were so full of love. I learned about the tragic past of Cambodia, the genocide caused by the Khmer Red regime. Despite these horrors, the people are really joyful and thankful for everything they have. visited a concentration camp in Cambodia and I felt inspired by the stories of strength and survival that the people had to share. Visiting places like these, make it clear to me that I want to make a positive impact in the world.
My second passion is volunteering. Helping others and making a positive difference in the world is one of my goals in life. I am a part of a great community of extraordinary people with stories and big hearts. I have been volunteering for more than a year at the Amal Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of disadvantaged women.
Amal’s ultimate goal is developing job and life skills for the women trainees. They are trained in traditional food preparation and run a restaurant at the Center. In the end, women can secure a job that will allow them to be financially independent. Every Saturday, I’m taking part in this project. My position is concerned with the communication between the trainees and the customers at the restaurant. I am able to speak English, French, Spanish, and Moroccan which helps me a lot. It feels amazing to be a part of that team.
I have also done volunteer work in some orphanages. I often go there to give love to the children, play with them. I do everything I can to make them feel happy because they all deserve it. The dream for my future is to work as a journalist or in an organization such as UNICEF to be able to make a difference.
Educating people and making them aware of the world they live in is another way I would like to be able to contribute. Helping people in need, especially the children, is my main ambition. I know that the children of today matter to the future. What I wish to do above all is to be able to make a change while doing something I love.