Undeterred by his 38 years of age, he defied the boundaries of time returning to education. With each obstacle he encountered, he unveiled the secrets of resilience, opening the first pages of his book with the help of the Masarat Initiative, defying the constraints of age and illuminating a path paved with opportunities.
Masarat Creating An Opportunity for Education Dropouts to Return to School
Fajr Al-Saeed, a young man from rural Idlib, did not let his age of thirty-eight hinder him from returning to education. He surpassed the obstacles that stood in his way and opened the first pages of his book with the assistance of the Masarat Initiative.
The road was not paved for Fajr as balancing work and studies seemed impossible. He had to choose between the two, and he opted for education while continuing his livelihood. Attending a school or institute was challenging due to his age.
However, he finally listened to the persistent voice inside him and made the right decision to return to education while maintaining his work. This became possible after he learned about Masarat Initiative, which allowed him to pursue online learning, striking a balance between work and studying the high school curriculum. He begins his studies at night after completing his tasks and ensuring his household needs are met.
Fajr’s attachment to knowledge and his love for learning motivated him to return after all these years, surpassing all difficulties in the hope of achieving his dream of studying political science.
Masarat Serving 18,000 Students Since its Inception
Fajr is not the only one who has benefited from the Masarat Initiative’s free education. With the capability to reach 7,967 individuals who dropped out of education, mostly due to their long absence from studying because of life’s demands, Masarat has served over 18,000 students from various backgrounds since its launch at the end of 2019 until mid-2023.
The dropout rate in Syria has increased in recent years due to several factors, including poverty, displacement, the lack of educational facilities in refugee camps, and early marriage.
Masarat Initiative aims to include more knowledge seekers and provide them with suitable conditions to reintegrate into education. It strives to reach all education dropouts in Syria and the wider Arab world.