We are stronger when we listen,and smarter when we share.
Educate a woman and you educate her family. Educate a girl and you change the future.
Learning to read and write changes lives; it means jobs, money, health, and dreams fulfilled.
At the end of the day, the position is just a position, a title is just a title, and those things come and go. It’s really your essence and your values that are important.
A woman caring for her children; a woman striving to excel in the private sector; a woman partnering with her neighbors to make their street safer; a woman running for office to improve her country – they all have something to offer, and the more our societies empower women, the more we receive in return.
Good teachers teach. Great teachers transform.
You cannot kill an ideology with a bullet. You can only kill it with a better idea.
If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.
Values are the shields that you carry throughout life and it protects you from whatever life throws at you.
I believe that if we want our children to understand the world beyond their classroom, we must bring the world into their classroom.
When you educate a girl, you kick-start a cycle of success. It makes economic sense. It makes social sense. It makes moral sense. But, it seems, it’s not common sense yet.
We look at problems happening halfway across the world and we think, ‘Well, that’s their problem.’ But it’s not. … When you solve somebody else’s problem, you’re solving a problem for yourself because our world today is so interconnected.
I don’t believe there is a clash between cultures. I believe there is a clash between perceptions of each other.
We shouldn’t judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes.
It’s about using social media for social change: creating a community of advocates who can use their voices on behalf of the voiceless, or leverage their talents, skills, knowledge, and resources to put more children into classrooms, or pressure their elected representatives to get global education top of the agenda.
Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind.
My role models are people who can do things; I say to myself, “I wish I could do that.” Like women who endure hardships and turn their luck around and bring up children on their own and start a business. Or a social worker who leaves his country, his comfort, his friends, and goes far away to help people he doesn’t know. I want to evolve into that, ultimately. I want to be that person who could sacrifice everything for others.
I don’t lose sleep over failures. I worry about the successes and how they can be replicated.
The youth are the catalysts for real change.
Being popular comes when you have everything. But to be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them.
We always say Jordan is not rich in natural resources – we don’t have oil or gas like some of our neighbors do – but I think in terms of human resources, we are quite lucky and we are really trying to foster an environment of innovation and technology. I think Jordan will emerge as a center of innovation in the Middle East.
Travelers are the greatest ambassadors of tolerance.
Whatever title or office we may be privileged to hold, it is what we do that defines who we are … Each of us must decide what kind of person we want to be-what kind of legacy that we want to pass on.
In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school. Technology can bring textbooks to life. The Internet can connect students to their peers in other parts of the world. It can bridge the quality gaps.
Modernity is not about dress codes.