In northern Syria, scattered tents and dilapidated makeshift homes are home to many Syrian students who have lost hope above everything during the war. They have faced numerous challenges that have hindered their educational pursuits in these barren areas. However, they still cling to hope and strive for opportunities to achieve their goals.
Masarat Reaches Tents so Dreams Come True
Mona Al Jassim and Radia Al Hasoun, two Syrian girls, share the experience of displacement and the interruption of their education. But thanks to their determination and persistence, they have managed to fulfill their dreams and overcome these challenges.
Mona endured difficult circumstances before and after her displacement. However, her determination motivated her to confront these difficulties and resume her education after a 10-year hiatus. She found a suitable opportunity with the Masarat initiative, which allowed her to continue her studies.
Mona spoke about her struggles, saying, “I got married and had two daughters, and I faced significant challenges in my life. I separated from my husband and lost my brothers, who used to support the family. Despite the difficult circumstances I faced, I wanted to challenge myself and confront these problems. I made the decision to complete my education with the Masarat initiative and provide a decent life for my family”.
On the other hand, Radia experienced negative psychological effects due to displacement, which led to her being unable to attend school for a period of time due to the distance between the camps she lived in and the educational centers. However, she did not lose hope. She returned to studying and obtained her basic education certificate after becoming acquainted with the Masarat initiative.
She also shared her experience of returning to education, stating, “I had been out of school since the sixth grade, which took a toll on my mental well-being. But when I met a woman in one of the refugee camps who told me about Masarat initiative, I registered through a link on Facebook. I regained my hope after obtaining my general education certificate, and I am now continuing my studies to obtain a Secondary School diploma”.
Patience and Determination Lead to Success with Masarat
Radia and Mona are role models of bravery and strong will in the Masarat initiative. Despite the difficult circumstances they faced, the initiative provided them, as well as many children from different backgrounds such as orphans, displaced camps, mothers, and people with disabilities, with a unique opportunity to receive direct education from within their tents and living areas. This helped them define their goals and work towards achieving them. Moreover, the initiative offered guidance and counseling to assist them in building a better future for themselves and their families.