Why did you flee your home?
“There was an airplane in the sky starting to bomb our town. We left suddenly and traveled to Turkey. When we returned to Syria a year later we found our house in ruins. We traveled back to Turkey and lived in Hatay but life was hard there so we moved to Istanbul in 2013.”
What are your top three greatest needs?
“University Tuition – approximately 6000 Lira ($2000 USD)”.
What are your other needs?
If you were suddenly given a large sum of money, how would you spend it?
“I would start a project to help Syrian children go to school. Many are missing education and should be learning. 50% of students here don’t have schools and can’t go to school.”
If it becomes safe to return, will you have a place to go? What will you do?
“Yes, we will rebuild our house and live there. We have relatives who are in Turkey with us and we want to go to rebuild. This is why the university is so important. I want to be a part of building Syria’s new future.”