In war-torn northern Syria, Mohamed, a determined young man, defies the odds aiming for success, hoping to fulfill his dream of entering nursing college. Facing numerous obstacles and with the support of his mother and Masarat Initiative, Mohamed embarks on a journey of resilience, inspiring thousands of others to overcome their own challenges and pursue their dreams.
The Return after a Hiatus
After a two-year absence from the classroom, Mohamed Ali Abdel-Majeed left behind his childhood dreams and made the decision to return to his studies in pursuit of his long-held aspirations of entering nursing college. Mohamed Ali Abdel-Majeed, a young man from the eastern countryside of Maarat al-Numan, now lives under the care of his mother, who works as a seamstress to provide for the family after his father tragically lost his life during a ruthless airstrike on their village of Talmans in 2016.
Obstacles Hindering Progress
Years ago, Mohamed and his family were displaced from their hometown and had their lives upturned as they sought refuge in the Mshhad Ruhaan camps in northern Idlib. Despite a two-year hiatus from education, Mohamed’s passion for studying nursing remained steadfast. He embarked on a quest to find a way to resume his education and overcome the challenges that lay before him, such as the absence of a nearby school and limited transportation options. However, Masarat Initiatives provided an ideal solution. Mohamed joined its student body and began attending classes, buoyed by constant encouragement from his mother, with the hope of passing his high school exams and gaining admission to the college of his dreams.
Resilience Leading to Success
Mohamed invested countless days in dedication and perseverance, supported by his mother’s unwavering belief in him and the guidance offered by his teachers through Masarat programs. His efforts bore fruit as he conquered the most formidable exam on his path and obtained his high school diploma. Although the break in his education for two years had its impact on his ability to acquire and retain knowledge, Mohamed’s determination helped him achieve the grades necessary to fulfill his dream.
Mohamed entered the nursing college, confidently taking a significant step on the path to success. He began learning the humanitarian profession he loves, thanks to the Masarat initiative, which enabled Mohamed and around 18,000 other students to achieve a significant part of their dreams by returning to the classrooms and pursuing their higher education.
The services provided by Masarat for Syrian students encompassed school education, academic guidance, and student activities. Furthermore, this year, Masarat has been working on establishing the infrastructure for vocational training, which is set to be launched in the upcoming months.