A 15-year-old Palestinian girl took office as the mayor of a West Bank town and became the youngest person in the world to occupy this position.
As part of an initiative to empower youth and involve them in the decision-making process, Bashaer Othman will be the mayor of the town of Allar in the city of Tulkarm in the northwestern West Bank for two months.
Othman is in charge of all matters related to the municipality of Allar and which include supervising employees and signing all official documents with the exception of financial ones.
Othman is working under the supervision of elected mayor Sufian Shadid who expressed his enthusiasm for the teengar’s appointment as a step towards supporting youth.
“There are many ways of supporting youth other than financial means. First, we should make sure we remove obstacles that might stand in their way and with determination and perseverance we can do so,” he said.
For Othman, the new position constitutes a major challenge that she is hoping she can be up to.
“I want to go through this experience in order to be able to share it with other youth so that they can be prepared for running state institutions in the future,” she said.
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I’m so scared right now. I don’t know what will happen, and while in the process of attempting to control the outcomes of my future I keep drowning in feelings of discouragement and anxiety that push me onto my bed and under the sheets. What motivates me to keep working are these feelings of debt that I have towards those that believed, and continue to believe, in me. Can I really do this? I need to work harder to do it. I can, and I will.
This will happen, and I can’t wait to look back and laugh.
Okay this is everything!!!!!#restinparadise