Cornerstone of Building my Confidence


By Rojeena R. (DYLEP 2017 Participant)

The first time I got involved with DYLEP after getting accepted as a DYLEP 2017 finalist was when we were working on the Lollipop Campaign. They were the first couple of days from the first module and we already started team working to accomplish change, and the Lollipop Campaign was only a start. They were these days and the motivating and inspiring people I worked with that made me realize I want to do more to build my country, because that’s where I find myself. Continue reading

My DYLEP Experiences

By Maryam A. (DYLEP 2016 Participant)

reflection-maryam.PNGIt’s been two years since I finished the program and although that, I’m barely touching the big changes that have occurred in my life and stuck in it. That most of the activities of the study that we do for a certain period, such as the school year, after the end of the school year in a short period of time we remember only the things that we acquired in a distinctive way and stuck in our mind, but the program and all sections of DYLEP with the information provided to us  in a distinctive and useful way this what made us relate to it and what we learned even after a long time to graduate from the program. Continue reading

Rojeena’s Dialogue Group

Image uploaded from iOS (3)By Rojeena R. (DYLEP 2017 Participant)

Before DYLEP, all I had were wishes that someday my community would get better, I always dreamt of a community where women are respected as much as men are, where no one’s abilities are underestimated, and where one is all and all is one, but I would never think that I can be a part of making that possible, so all I did was admire people who were at least trying to make a change, because it was something I hadn’t had enough courage to do. Continue reading

Sarah’s Back to School Campaign


Sarah delivering school supplies.

By Sarah O. (DYLEP 2017 Participant)

My theme during DYLEP was serving IDPs and refugees, I decided to focus on IDPs because it’s one of the biggest issues that we are facing here in Iraq. So from that I started studying more about their needs and worries. I chose education because I wanted a topic that I can relate to as a student myself, also because I believe that if you want to make a better generation you have to start from the kids themselves because they are the future of the society. However, since education problems for IDPs are hard to help solve in one project, I decided to take a branch of it which was school supplies since through it they can learn and study better, it’s like the base of the student. Continue reading

Next Phase Organization

By Bavyan S. (DYLEP 2016 Participant)

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My action plan was helping refugees in Arbat. For that I participated in an organization’s activity which was the same as my project, Next Phase Organization which organized by 7 IYLEP alumni, World Learning was the sponsor and funded this project. Then I’m one of the member in this organization, and I told them about my action plan and they were so kind and accepted me in the project. Continue reading