AHMAD and sedra

CITY OF ORIGIN: IDLIB

LENGTH OF DISPLACEMENT: 3 YEARS

STATUS: EXTREME POVERTY, CHILD LABOR

OUR FAMILY:  AHMAD (13), SEDRA (7)

OUR STORY: 

We left our home in Syria due to security reasons. Since leaving, it has been very difficult for our parents to make ends meet.  Ahmad, works in a jewelry store to help support his family. He has been out of school for two years and would like to continue his education and quit his work. Since Karam visited our home last month, Ahmad is very excited to go to school. He will begin 8th grade.

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2016:  "This summer, we played a lot. Sedra wishes she could have taken a Turkish course, but she was not able to. We are excited to back to school to see our friends. We really want to improve our Turkish and school is how we can do that. Our dad is looking forward to helping us out in school and attending the parent meetings as well. He is so proud of us."

UPDATE - JANUARY 2017: "This semester we had a field trip to the park and we played soccer and basketball with the entire class. That was my favorite part of the school year. My favorite subject is Arabic and I really enjoy grammar. Sedra's favorite subject is Music. Every day she learns a new song or poem to perform. She is very talented. Abdu, my best friend, somehow manages to come over every other day after school. We play together and study together so that we can do well in our classes." -Love, Ahmad

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