Hawaii High School Student’s Class Project Goes Viral

Students enrolled in the global leadership program OneWorld Now! at James Campbell High School in Ewe Beach Hawaii found themselves stars this week on social media, thanks to a video assignment in their Arabic class.

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As a class assignment, students filmed themselves singing a song in Arabic by Arab pop star Mohammed Assaf. OneWorld Now! Arabic teacher Dr. Adly Mizra posted the student’s video to social media and it was quickly picked up by┬áMohammed Assaf and shared with his 5.2 million followers. The video has been picked up by Arab news outlets Rotana Voice and Al Wantan Voice.

OneWorld Now!-Hawaii, launched in 2010 was the first Arabic language program for high school students in Hawaii led by the only Arabic Professor in the state, Dr. Adly Mizra of the University of Honolulu. The program, in partnership with the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council and the Qatar Foundation International, is available to students at James Campbell High School in Ewe Beach.  Since 2010, OneWorld Now! Hawaii has provided Arabic language, leadership and study abroad to 210 underserved high school students in Hawaii.