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Zarqa, Jordan

Even at the young age of fourteen, Ghazal Al-Madadha already has quite an extensive acting résumé and began reciting poetry as young as six years old. As a Jordanian national arts ambassador, she aims to empower other girls to make headway in Arab society and culture through the arts and beyond.


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Have you ever had to do something that seemed impossible to achieve? Learn how Maryam creatively managed to overcome a challenging school assignment … and how she helped others do the same in the process.


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