One of the many children you’re helping is Ahmad*, just 12 years old.
After being forced to flee Syria with his family five years ago, he’s witnessed the horrors of war for himself:
I was in English class with my friends. We were happy to learn… until we heard the sound of the plane flying over our school.
Everyone started running towards their house in fear and terror. We had to flee because of several raids… We fled to several areas to escape the bombing.
Ahmad’s family fled to a refugee camp on the Turkish border. When they arrived, there were no schools or services available.
With his schooling disrupted, his future looked bleak.
Alhamdulillah, thanks to your support, our educational programme has enabled Ahmad and hundreds more children like him to go back to school. As a result, these vulnerable children been able to regain some stability in such a turbulent period of their lives:
A year and a half later, humanitarian organisations built a school in this camp. I was very happy; I went back to school.
Islamic Relief provided us with pens, notebooks, school bags… These items cost a lot and we cannot buy them ourselves.
I dream of becoming a doctor to help people wounded by this war. I miss my friends. I hope to return to my home and school. I hope peace and security will return to our country.
Now able to continue his education, Ahmad can look forward to a brighter future.
Thank you! It’s because of you that Ahmad and his classmates are able to move beyond the horror of war and build their futures. Jazak Allah khair!
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*Names and key details have been changed to protect the individual’s identity