In their Own Voice: Aspirations of Syria's Children Amid Uncertain Future

A total of 5.4 million Syrian children and youth inside Syria (of whom 2.1 million are out of school) and 1.4 million Syrian refugee children and youth in the five host countries (50 per cent of whom are out of school) are in need of educational assistance. Education is key for their survival, their protection, and ability to rebuild a peaceful Syria. New short films give voices to the children of Syria. Watch their stories below.

12- year old Saja from Syria has been internally displaced by the war for three years and now lives in Aleppo. Saja lost her leg but despite that she walks to her school every day and loves playing football. She hopes to become a gymnastics coach in the future because she used to be a gymnast. When asked about her most valuable possession in life, Saja says simply: “My most precious possession is my leg”.

One night, 14- year old Moheb lost his friend Omar when a bomb landed on Omar’s home killing him and his family. Moheb’s most prized possession is a notebook that Omar had left him as a gift before he died. He wishes to become a lawyer one day to defend the oppressed. “I left my home and the room I used to sleep in. I left my bed. I still remember it to this day. I left the window that I used to sit behind to watch the world outside”.

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