Cultural activist, Lsa’ad al-Zawari, has established a cultural centre in one of the poorest suburbs of Tunis City. In doing so, Lsa'ad and his volunteers cleaned an area that used to be a landfill. They hope that such projects will inspire positive change across Tunisia while connecting Tunisians to their history.
After years of being subjected to ISIS’ strict rule, the Libyan city of Sirte opened the Mustafa Tarrouq Cultural library. The library was named in memory of the founder of the city’s first Cultural library, which he established in the 1960s.
Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has opened an Islamic cultural center in each governorate to teach moderate Islam and fight radicalism; the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, where the army fights religious fundamentalists, has three.