This is the first time I volunteer as a teacher. In the beginning, I was afraid of not knowing how to deal with the children. But thankfully overtime it was easier and more comfortable. They’re joyful and full of energy, and their hope for a better tomorrow gave me the motivation I need to give them the best I can. When we first met the children, we asked each kid to sing one of their favorite song. A girl named Isra’a sang a song called “Give Us the Childhood”. The song touched my heart to an extent that hearing it made me want to burst into tears. Even though their eyes are full of sadness and disappointment, they are also full of hope and strength. Although I am the teacher, they are the ones that taught me how to love, how to be strong, and how to hope for the best no matter what obstacles come my way. Given the unfortunate living conditions they were in, they still find a reason to smile. These kids deserve the best in life, and making them smile always makes my day. I’m grateful for this summer program and for Jusoor for allowing me to experience this great opportunity and for letting me work with such cheerful and wonderful children.