Palestinian Circus School has existed in the Palestinian village of Birzeit, north of Ramallah since 2006. It wants to be a safe haven for vulnerable kids who might otherwise end up playing in the streets. When the school started they had 10-20 students but in 2015 they had 200 per year! The circus school can give the kids something to do, something that feels important to them. The article also portrays a young girl who explains that she wants to continue with the classes - and prove to others that she can - even if conservative social norms could have affected her to do differently.