Mousa, 16, Jordan
Sending first-aid kits to Iraqis in conflict areas
As an Iraqi living in Jordan, Mousa is troubled that so many Iraqis are dying of simple wounds because they do not receive proper care nor have access to hygienic products. To combat this issue, Mousa sends first-aid kits with instructions and information on ways to avoid infection to families living in Iraqi conflict areas. He has had to overcome many medical obstacles himself due to a disability, and he hopes to prevent others from facing serious health problems. As a result of his project, his classmates have become more directly involved in community and global issues and are working together to further the project's mission. Mousa hopes to motivate Iraqis and Jordanians to be more open-minded and tolerant, while also motivating both countries to become more handicap-accessible.
Photo: Benjamin Quinto