Channel Kindness is a force for good, powered by the passion and purpose of young people. Launched by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, it is a platform featuring stories of kindness as documented by young people from around the US. These youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, have been recruited to identify and document the acts of generosity, compassion, and acceptance that define their generation and shape their communities.
Nour Abdelwahab, 18, was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt but immigrated to the United States around the time of the Arab spring. She currently resides in New Jersey and is pursuing economics, public policy, and computer science at New York University. She is a proud intersectional feminist who is passionate about immigration and refugee rights. Nour has also played a significant leadership role in helping Syrian refugees resettle in New Jersey in her ongoing involvement with a nonprofit she helped found called IHSAN Charity. In her free time you can find her picking up a new hobby like skateboarding or learning piano, or revisiting old ones like painting and language learning.