Yes, I have met the Minister of Education and the Minister of Youth and told them that we need more affordable accommodation for young people in the countryside. But that was not even that special. Everyone else was a little bit nervous but, common, we are all just human beings. Their profession does not make them superior to us. We are all the same.
I have different dreams everyday. I am a person of change, I like meeting new people and develop new ideas everyday. Change is just normal for us humans. We only live once and in heaven, there won’t be much room for development anymore. So let’s explore this life to the fullest!
Yes, society means constant change, but there are many boundaries in the political or economical system. Tunisia is right now in a process of change, we still transform the old dictatorship to the new democracy.
Unfortunately, this takes a lot of time.
I am working a lot on corruption, which can be seen nearly everywhere. There are many people who profit from corruption and threat the ones fighting against it. I once was a moderator of a Facebook page with 6000 followers. I published a picture that proved that someone from the Municipality of Douz was stealing land from the city and it got reposted more than 200 times. The administrator of the page then came to me. His brother is working together with the thief. So he told the administrator to delete the post, otherwise he will denounce me to the police. He deleted the post and I stopped working for that page.
No. I had the idea to create an application where people can denounce corruption anonymously. I work together with a friend and we want to sell it to the National Agency against Corruption.
Yes, kind of. There is a law that protects people like me, but it is not respected. I am not talking with too many people about my project, to be honest. And I would like to do my Master degree in Europe, where it is more safe for people like me.
First of all, justice. And that the laws that are in place are actually enforced. Secondly, personal freedom. I want to go through the streets without being frightened. Tunisia still has a long way to go to have a well-working democracy in all parts of society. In my eyes, the fight against corruption is an important part of it.
Interview and photo by Marie Nele Wolfram, student of International Relations and former member of the City Council of Plauen, Germany. Photo by Alaa.
Awarded with the 1st prize for the photo in the project "Teaching Political Tools to Young People 2017".
Alaa, 23 years old, is the first student of his Science Faculty in Gabès, Tunisia, who is developing an application with a political impact. His mission is to fight corruption.