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The Fellows

Natalie Samir Akkari

Natalie Samir Akkari holds a BA in English from the Department of Translation at Al-Baath University in Syria.  She is a director of a private kindergarten and is active in Christian religious education for children and women (Sunday school).

She studied Byzantine ecclesiastical music and is a member of the Coral Valley Lady. For six years, Natalie was a director at the Centre of Peace for Children in Wadi Al-Nasara and the Centre of Peace for Youth for one year.

She’s been attending trainings since 2011 on peacebuilding, psychological support, conflict resolution and dialogue. She has also composed songs related to peacebuilding topics performed by choirs for children. Moreover, she issued a children’s booklet that is distributed free of charge during the Christmas holidays.

Her life motto: "A smile is the key to all hearts."