To celebrate International Education Week, British Council and Qatar Foundation International’s (QFI) Arabic Language and Culture programme held a second ‘Welcome to the Arab World’ webinar event for upper secondary pupils (Year 9 and above) from any school.

This event included:

  • An Introduction to Arabic language and cultures
  • A session with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist who was reporting on the Syrian war from within Syria. She is currently a refugee in the UK and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)'s Communications Manager. Zaina spoke about her life in Syria before and during the war and as a refugee.
  • A live performance and conversation by Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum. Now living in Los Angeles, California, Omar is also a designer, poet and peace activist whose work blends Arabic and English words and rhythms.

Watch the recording of this event above.

For more information on the Arabic Language and Culture programme at the British Council please visit our website.