Al Jisr – The Bridge

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Al Jisr – The Bridge – is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S. Some student work is presented under the Al Jisr collective name for the security and safety of those contributors.

Al Jisr |The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S.


Photos without credits are from students and professors in Yemen who are part of this project. Their work is under the Al Jisr collective name for their security and safety.


PROJECTS

Cost of university studies a challenge in Yemen

08/13/2022 9:24am

According to a study conducted by Yemen's Ministry of Education in 2020, among students who finished high school, only 48 percent joined a college or university in Yemen. The rest did not because of economic conditions, poverty and the inability to pay tuition.

Yemen – Ways of living with the heat

08/13/2022 9:18am

ADEN, Yemen – Every July, temperatures increase dramatically in most of Yemen. In the city of Aden in the southern coastal area of the country, temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with humidity reaching up to 75 percent. Here, we learn about how to stay cool in the summer in Aden.

Al Jisr Podcast – Episode 3: Work and Study

08/13/2022 9:38am

Al Jisr Podcast is one part of a nine-month cultural exchange program between the University of Arizona School of Journalism,  University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University and University  of Saba Region. This episode focuses on student work life balance. 

The face of Aden, Yemen

07/27/2022 1:09pm

Here we take you through the streets of Aden, Yemen. During Ramadan, or Eid al-fitr, the streets come alive. We went out to the local market, spent a few hours filming the people there, buying street food and trying to celebrate together. Watch this video on the last day of Eid holidays in Aden, Yemen. 

A Typical Day during Ramadan in Yemen

07/27/2022 1:11pm

We have the opportunity to spend a whole day in Ramadan with a small family in Yemen. Similar to other families, there is fasting, eating the traditional Yemeni food, reading the Quran and spending treasured time together with the family and friends.  Enjoy this photo storytelling article and spend some time with this family in Yemen.

Al Shanini - The Oldest Market in Taiz

07/27/2022 1:12pm

Al Shanini market is considered to be the oldest and most popular historical market in Taiz, Yemen. It is a destination for Taiz residents to shop for spices, fish, sweets, vegetables and many other commodities needed for daily living.

Al Jisr Podcast — Episode 1: Passions

08/13/2022 9:38am

Al Jisr Podcast is one part of a nine-month cultural exchange program between the University of Arizona School of Journalism,  University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University and University  of Saba Region. The first episode, titled "Passions" focuses on the passions and joys students have.

Yemen in Pictures

07/27/2022 1:13pm

Just like any conflict, Yemen's war has forced aged people to live difficult lives. They all have different stories to share.