Failure Was Always Out Of My League

In the last decade failure as a concept has become part of our everyday life. As a society, we increasingly say “Failure is ok” or “Failure is part of the game” or even “There is no success without failure”. But in this process of normalising it, we ignore the fact that failure affects us differently, […]

Africa in 3D: Death, Destruction, and Disease

Have you ever come across an aid campaign on TV picturing a child sitting on a dusty ground, wearing ripped clothes, with a fly wandering around his face. The child in question is told to be suffering from cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia…you name it. He becomes the ambassador of despair of a whole continent, where all […]

Income Inequalities: Enough is Enough

While working on income inequalities, one is often asked why should she/he cares about it, and why should we go against nature as we cannot be all equal! Some would dare to say that the secret of the wealth is hard work! (I know, right!) While fighting inequalities is not about eradicating them, but rather […]

Fighting The White Saviour Feminist in Me

It all starts with “I want all the women to be free and live in an equal world”. We young folks working in international development have those lofty standard goals, enthusiasm, stamina and strong faith in our cause. Sadly (or not) intention isn’t magic, and sometimes the ways that we carry out our intentions cause more […]

International Development: History is Written by Survivors

While discussing the international development related issues, We come across the West and the Rest relationship, and how the rich world has generously embarked with the other one on its journey to fight poverty and to push up the development ladder. For obvious reasons, this article will not discuss the negative impact of colonialism and slavery […]

Poverty: The Destiny of a Black Man

Poverty, a word that sends shivers down the spine. Poverty as a concept is one of the main drivers of foreign aid that is considered as a help to achieve development and escape that vicious concept. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 set as a first and primary goal to eradicate poverty by […]