January 4, 2020


On November 30th, we headed over to the University of Arizona - College of Medicine Phoenix to teach refugee youth about different careers in healthcare! We had presentations by the different professions, who talked about their schooling and what they do, and answered...

September 18, 2019

"Hygiene is two thirds of health" -proverb 

Hygiene is such an important part of being healthy and is often overlooked in education, specifically education for refugee youth. Refugees come from a variety of different countries, backgrounds, cultures, and religious...

April 27, 2019

On April 11th, COAR partnered with Hands for Henna to teach a class at Crockett Elementary. The students got to learn about famous refugees in physics such as Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Rona.  

They also got to learn about physics, make homemade kaleidoscop...

March 25, 2019

With more RISE workshops and International Women's Day, Hands for Henna has been busy raising money and increasing education in refugees' lives. 

On March 17th, Hands for Henna partnered with RISE's Mesa branch for another educational workshop, including using the...

February 17, 2019

Tornadoes, lava lamps, and lots of markers. This morning at Papago Elementary, Hands for Henna teamed with the RISE tutoring program to educate refugee students and throw in a splash of fun. Marija Shahid, Anagha Deshpande, and Shourya Kothakapu of Hands for Henna put...

January 18, 2019

Meet Samah, an 18-year-old Kenyan student at ASU. She’s pursuing medical studies and wants to be a perfusionist, which is someone who manages the heart and lung machines during surgeries. “I’m naturally curious,” she stated proudly, “I love helping people.”

She believes...

November 21, 2018

This weekend we had the honor and privilege of attending the Obama Foundation Summit. We had the opportunity to present about the work our organization is doing and teach others about how to use their strengths to solve problems communities face in innovative ways. We...

November 21, 2018

On November 15th, Hands for Henna partnered with COAR, an ASU club that tutors refugee students from Crockett Elementary! After learning about the scientific method and refugee women scientists, we made invisible ink and lava lamps with the kids! We also left these won...