The access of camp students to schools has not been easy. Most schools within the camps are limited to the primary level of education. Those who wish to continue their children’s education have to transfer them to schools in nearby villages and towns. However, this has been both time-consuming and costly.
Students Moving From Camp to Persuing Dreams
Many students have abandoned their aspirations and dreams due to the obstacles they encountered. That is until Masarat Initiative came along, entering every tent and household to take students by the hand towards achieving their dreams outside their camps.
Audie, Ahmed, and Qusai Al-Hassoun are three students from the same family who have been displaced from the southeastern countryside of Idlib for ten years. They now reside in one of the camps in Maarat Misrin. Their father couldn’t afford to send them to schools in the city due to the high transportation costs. So, they joined Masarat Initiative, spending their days working to support their family and their nights studying to secure their future.
Audie had worked in Turkey for a year, interrupting his education. When he returned, he found his brothers still pursuing their studies, which motivated him to compete with them and return to the classrooms through Masarat Initiative. With the help and encouragement of their father, who instilled in them from an early age that a certificate is the key to security in any time and place, they all started their educational journey once again.
A Family’s Educational Journey
Audie is studying the literary division on the third year of high school, while Ahmed and Qusai are studying the scientific curriculum. The joy on their father’s face is evident when he sees them flipping through Masarat videos and attending classes regularly. He dreams of the day when the results are announced and he hears the news of his three children’s success. He always emphasizes to them that a certificate is their only savior in life. It is the only thing that can secure them a decent life and open up opportunities for their future.
Ahmed dreams of obtaining a high school certificate and entering the field of anesthesiology, while Qusai aspires to study dentistry. They have witnessed the need for these specialties in their community and are determined to pursue what their souls long for while aspiring other camp students. They rely on God and seek assistance from Masarat Initiative, which has enabled thousands of students to return to the path of education, progress, and eventually reap the fruits of their hard work.