Important figures of the past and present came to life during Iqraa School’s “Night at the Life Museum”. Dozens of students from various Arabic-speaking levels presented the life-time stories and achievements of famous personalities, from influential writers like Ibn Sina and Taha Hussein, to fictional characters like Ali Baba and Aladdin.
The Yemeni journalist and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman charmed several audiences during a visit to Ottawa on November 21 and 22 while touring across Canada.
Before landing in the nation's capital, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been in Edmonton, where she received an honourary doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta. There, she also participated in the Festival of Ideas.